“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, a week before his 72nd birthday,” said the actor’s son, Will. , in a statement obtained by Deadline.
“He passed away peacefully, among his family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
The actor revealed in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer which had spread to the bone, although at the time he credited an alternative form of chemotherapy with having him saved his life, according to the media.
Hurt’s death was also confirmed to Variety by his friend Gerry Byrne.
Hurt, who studied at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, became one of the most famous men of the 1980s, earning three Best Actor Oscar nominations for his roles in 1985’s ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’. “Children of a Lesser God”, and “Broadcast News” from 1987.
He won the Oscar for his portrayal of a gay man who shared a jail cell with a political prisoner in Brazil in “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Hurt received his fourth and final Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in “A History of Violence,” a 2005 crime thriller.
Most recently, he starred as General Thaddeus Ross in 2008’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’, a recurring role he would reprise in later Marvel Comics-based superhero movies, including ‘Captain America: Civil War’. “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow”.
(Reporting by Nathan Layne in West Branch, Michigan; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Daniel Wallis)