We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, and fans who are mourning his death.
William Hurt passed away on Sunday at the age of 71, as reported by Deadline. He was renowned for roles in “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Broadcast News,” and Marvel films. Furthermore, he is the father of four children from various relationships.
In a statement to the publication, his son, Will, said, “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.” The actor revealed in 2018 that he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer that had spread to his bones.
In 1985, he received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” For his part in David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence,” he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2005.
He also played General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the father of Betty Ross, Bruce Banner’s a.k.a. The Hulk’s love interest, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Reactions to Academy Award Winner Actor William Hurt Dies At 71
This one hurts a lot. I love The Incredible Hulk; it was one of my favorite superhero films as a kid. Seeing William Hurt return as Ross in Civil War was great. So, this news is honestly too shocking to be real. Rest In Peace, General. 😢 pic.twitter.com/yfSNRHsBBr— Key'Shawn Watkins #BLM (@KeyWatkins51299) March 13, 2022
RIP to William Hurt – an all-time great screen presence who managed to imbue every performance with such empathy and a unique spark. This one hurts. pic.twitter.com/0En5ErFDuM— Evan (dark mode) (@TachyonEvan) March 13, 2022
RIP to the man behind maybe THE definitive cinematic himbo https://t.co/ex7pmYxOLe pic.twitter.com/TNxIrcOUes— Lance St. Laurent (@LanceStLaurent) March 13, 2022
Damn RIP. So many movies that he was great in. https://t.co/5Z20McJ95U— Darth Grumper got those Sith vibes🤙🏻😈 (@grumpiest_dad) March 13, 2022
Hurt elevated every film, every scene he was in. RIP to one of the best. https://t.co/JDSvr8fBrT— Chris “Ginger Roy Kent” Barreras (@Gingerdome81) March 13, 2022
Ouch. 💔 Time to rewatch The Big Chill and Kiss of the Spider Woman. https://t.co/xztywFBzxI— Coleman (@TheGreenCooler) March 13, 2022
What an actor. Shocking news. May he rest in peace 💔 https://t.co/khhGPmNv2N— Caleb (@caleblovesfilm) March 13, 2022