Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt has passed away at the age of 71, as confirmed by Variety.
The news of Hurt’s death comes after the actor announced that he had terminal prostate cancer that had spread to the bone in May 2018. “I didn’t want to hear the word chemo out of your mouth. I had fought tooth and nail for five years to change my life so that word didn’t happen to me,” said Hurt to the Associated Press in 2018 before undergoing a new cancer therapy called Side Effect-Free Chemotherapy. “Here it was and I was really upset.”
Hurt was best known for his critically acclaimed lead performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, Children of a Lesser God, and Broadcast News. Beyond the three Best Actor nominations for the three previously mentioned films, Hurt also earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A History of Violence.
Most recently, Hurt became a staple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe having portrayed General Thaddeus Ross in The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow. Hurt most recently appeared in The King’s Daughter and the television shows Condor, Goliath, and Mythic Quest.
ComingSoon sends condolences to Hurt’s friends and family at this time.