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Updated: March 17, 2022

William McChord Hurt, an American actor, best known for his role in MCU as Thaddeus Ross, has passed away, just a week before his 72nd birthday.

William Hurt’s son, Will, posted today that his father has died. It was announced in May 2018 that the elder Hurt had terminal prostate cancer that had spread to the bone. 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.

Hurt had three consecutive Academy Awards nominations for Best Actor in the mid-1980s. These included Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987). He won for Kiss of the Spider Woman. Hurt was also an active stage actor during the 1980s, appeared in off Brodway productions and receiving his first Tony Award nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of Hurlyburly.

A major loss to the acting community, RIP William Hurt.

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