Fred Ward famously starred alongside Kevin Bacon in the classic horror-comedy, “Tremors.” Fred had a career that spanned over five decades. Sadly, Fred passed away on May 8 at the age of 79.
A representative for Mr. Ward told TMZ that the cause of death is not yet known. Fred Ward’s last wish was for memorial contributions to be made to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. The condition is caused by repeated concussions and is common in athletes.
Ward was most famous for his co-starring role in Tremors, but he had a lengthy career that saw him win a Golden Globe. Fred Ward received the accolade as part of the cast of “The Right Stuff.” Fred has also appeared in “True Detective,” “Gray’s Anatomy,” “ER,” and more hit television series and movies.
Fred Ward continued to work in Hollywood until 2018. His representative noted that he spent the final years of his life painting. His most recent work came in 2015’s “True Detective,” where Fred play Eddie Velcoro in two episodes.
Fred will be dearly missed by his wife Marie-France Ward. The couple also has a son together named Django. The Wards enjoyed twenty seven years of marriage.
You can check out some of the best moments from Fred Ward’s career below. It was a wonderful journey that brought smiles to so many faces. The entire staff at Thirsty is keeping Fred’s family, friends, and co-stars in our thoughts at this difficult time.