May 25, 2022

‘The Big Chill’ star William Hurt dies at 71

William Hurt, known for his work as an actor on “The Big Chill” and “Broadcast News,” has died at 71.

“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,” the family said in a statement obtained by Variety.

“He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time,” the report added.

No cause of death was shared, though the actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.

“In a long-running career, Hurt was four times nominated for an Academy Award, winning for 1985’s ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman.’ After his screen debut in 1980’s Paddy Chayefsky-scripted ‘Altered States’ as a psychopathologist studying schizophrenia and experimenting with sensory deprivation, Hurt quickly emerged as a mainstay of the ’80,” CBS News reported.

His loss will be felt by many, but his legacy will live on through his lifetime of film work.

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