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The Body Heat, Broadcast News, and Kiss of the Spider Woman star passed away from prostate cancer.

William Hurt, Oscar-Winning Actor for ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman,’ Dies at 71

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ACTOR William Hurt has died at age 71 due to natural causes, his son said.

The Oscar-winning legend known for the 1985 film Kiss Of The Spider Woman passed away Sunday at his home in Oregon, according to a statement by his son Will.

Hurt died a week before his 72nd birthday

Hurt died a week before his 72nd birthday Credit: Getty
Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer

Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer Credit: Getty

It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor,” Will wrote.

“He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes.”

Hurt died one week before turning 72.

The esteemed actor was nominated for three consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards in the mid-1980s.

His films included Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God, and Broadcast News.

Hurt studied acting at the Juilliard School with classmates Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve before starring in 1980 feature film Altered States, which won him a Golden Globe nomination for Best New Star.

He played General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in five Marvel Cinematic Universe films, most recently in Black Widow.

The man was known for being a serious actor with integrity. He worked with directors like Steven Spielberg, M. Night Shyamalan, and David Cronenberg.

In 2018, it was announced that Hurt had terminal prostate cancer that had spread to the bone.

Hurt was a four-time Oscar nominee

Hurt was a four-time Oscar nominee Credit: Getty

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