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William Hurt: Hollywood Loses Yet Another Irreplaceable Gem

William Hurt, one of the OGs of Hollywood, who had pulled millions into the theatres through his acting skills and charisma in movies like Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), died on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at the age of 71. The Oscar-winning actor died due to natural causes. 

William had been into acting right from his school days, playing the lead role in several school plays, and even serving as the vice-president of the Drama Club. 

In 2018, it was announced that Hurt had terminal prostate cancer, that had already metastasized to his bones. "It is with great dismay 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." says his son Will in a statement

Actors Mark Ruffalo, Stephen King, Albert Brooks and many more mourned his demise. 

"So truthful, real and always compelling. Too young to be saying goodbye. This one hurts. RIP William Hurt," Crampton tweeted.

Author Stephen King shared his despair on Twitter with the statement: "Very sorry to hear about the passing of William Hurt. He was a fine actor, an Academy Award winner. He also did a classic reading of my story 'Low men in yellow coats,' from HEARTS IN ATLANTIS. I loved hitchhiking on his immense talent."

William Hurt had not only carved a niche for himself in Hollywood but had affirmed his position in the hearts of people as well, with his work ethic and an impressive and striking visage. 

His daring work in various films earned him various accolades, such as a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and the three consecutive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ (1985), Children of a Lesser God(1986), and Broadcast News(1987), and an Oscar for the first. 

William Hurt also had a tremendously difficult personal life, lined with struggles with alcohol and drugs. However, his versatility and his terrific acting career will, indubitably, remain the pièce de résistance of his life and screen career.

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