‘Kiss Of Spider Woman’ Actor William Hurt Dies At 71.

Actor William Hurt, who won the Oscar for 1985’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, dies at the age of 71.

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Oscar-winning actor and 4-time nominee William Hurt has passed away just a week before his 72nd birthday. The news of the actor’s death has been confirmed by his son Will. Posting on social media his son says that, “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 continuous, “He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time”.

According to his family, the actor was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2018. With the passage of time it became more serious as a result of which the cancer had spread to the bones. He is known as a strong actor with immense talent. William Hurt death is shocking to everyone. It is impossible to fill his place in the industry. We pray for the peace of the departed soul. We are with his family in this time of grief.

William Hurt was born on March 20, 1950, in Washington DC, USA. He attended the Juilliard School in New York to learn dance and acting skills. The actor began acting on stage in the 1970s. The actor later married twice, to Mary Beth Hurt and Heidi Henderson. He currently has four children from both marriages.

William Hurt began his film career in the 1980’s Altered States directed by Ken Russell. He managed to impress with his acting right from his first film, which earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards. Later in 1985, William’s film Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Hector Babenco, came. Kiss of the Spider Woman, based on the 1976 novel with same name by Manuel Puig, made such a roar at the awards show that it became a topic of discussion. William has won big awards like Academy Award, BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival.

The success story for the actor did not end there. In 1986 and 87, films like Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News made their presence felt at the big awards ceremony. In this context, William Hurt also starred in an intense film like 2005’s A History of Violence.

Later, William also worked for Marvel Studio, the world’s most successful franchise. He appeared in 5 Marvel projects. These features are The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow. His recent release was The King’s Daughter, also starring Pierce Brosnan .

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