Oscar-winning actor William Hurt died on Sunday (March 13th) at the age of 71. His 72nd birthday was just one week away.
Hurt’s son, Will, announced the news of his passing. “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,” he said in a statement.
In the 1980s, Hurt was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God, and Broadcast News. He won the Oscar for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1986.