We are very sad to learn that William Hurt has passed away. He was 71 at the time of his death.
Hurt died on March 13th of natural causes and his death was confirmed to Variety by longtime friend Gerry Byrne. A four-time Academy Award nominee, Hurt was considered one of most complete actors of the eighties. His cause of death was not explicitly revealed.
His performances in “Children of a Lesser God” and “Broadcast News” earned him best actor Academy Award nominations. He also scored an Oscar nod for his performance in “A History of Violence.”
William Hurt starred in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” among many other films. He also had roles in “The Big Chill” and “Body Heat.” He was an amazing actor and made millions flock to the cinema. This is indeed a sad day for entertainment.
Hurt later transitioned into character roles in the 1990s and successfully alternated between big screen projects and television shows, scoring Emmy nominations for his work as a whistleblower in “Damages” and his portrayal of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in “Too Big to Fail.” RIP.