William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor who starred in science fiction and Marvel films has passed away at the age of 71. Hurt was diagnosed in 2018 with terminal prostate cancer that also spread to the bone. The news of Hurt’s passing was announced by his son Will according to an article from Deadline.

It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday. He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”

William Hurt Bio

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William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence (2005). Hurt received Best Supporting Actor accolades for the role from the Los Angeles Film Critics circle and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Hurt spent the early years of his career on the stage between drama school, summer stock, regional repertory and off-Broadway, appearing in more than fifty productions including “Henry V”, “5th of July”, “Hamlet”, “Uncle Vanya”, “Richard II”, “Hurlyburly” (for which he was nominated for a Tony Award), “My Life” (winning an Obie Award for Best Actor), “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” and “Good”. For radio, Hurt read Paul Theroux’s “The Grand Railway Bazaar”, for the BBC Radio Four and “The Shipping News” by Annie Proulx. He has recorded “The Polar Express”, “The Boy Who Drew Cats”, “The Sun Also Rises” and narrated the documentaries, “Searching for America: The Odyssey of John Dos Passos”, “Einstein-How I See the World” and the English narration of Elie Wiesel’s “To Speak the Unspeakable”, a documentary directed and produced by Pierre Marmiesse. In 1988, Hurt was awarded the first Spencer Tracy Award from UCLA.

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Remembering William Hurt

William Hurt who is known for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Broadcast News (1987), also appeared in many Marvel movies as well. These movies are The Incredible HulkCaptain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity WarAvengers: Endgame, and Black Widow, as well as the Marvel animated series What If…?

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fans of William Hurt. What are some of your favorite moments from this great and iconic actor? That Hashtag show wants to hear from you.

Source: Deadline & iMDB