William Hurt, star of ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Body Heat,’ dies

Obit William Hurt

FILE – William Hurt, a cast member in the Amazon series “Goliath,” poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor of “Broadcast News,” “Body Heat” and “The Big Chill,” has died. He was 71. Hurt’s son, Will, said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday, March 13, 2022 of natural causes. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor of “Broadcast News,” “Body Heat” and “The Big Chill,” has died. He was 71.

Hurt’s son said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes. Deadline first reported Hurt’s death.

In a long-running career, Hurt was four times nominated for an Academy Award, winning for 1985′s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” Hurt’s laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men.

Later, he would transition into a character actor in movies such as “A History of Violence,” while also appearing in several Marvel films.

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