Fred Ward, best known for starring in films such as Tremors, The Right Stuff, The Player and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, has died at the age of 79.
His poll confirmed Ron Hofmann’s death to the New York Post, which indicated that the actor died last Sunday (May 8).
“I am saddened to announce the passing of famed actor Fred Ward, who died on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the age of 79,” Hofmann said in a statement. about The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors, Miami Blues, Henry & June, The Player and Short Cuts. “
The cause of death was not disclosed, but Hofmann shared the actor’s final wishes: “Fred Ward would like any moments to be donated to the Boston University Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.” bit.ly/BUSMCTE or contact 617-358-9535 for more information. “
A former boxer, lumberjack and chef who served in the U.S. Air Force, Ward, a native of San Diego and known for chivalrous tenderness for his tough roles, began his career with star opposite Clint Eastwood in the film Escape from Alcatraz, 1979.
Ward played in his motorcycle races in Timerider: The Adventures Of Lyle Swann (1982), a former Vietnam War tunnel division in Ted Kotcheff’s Uncommon Valor (1983), and a cop fighting a psychic criminal (Alec Baldwin) and he loses his false teeth in George Blues Miami Armitage (1990).
“The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you didn’t know where he was going to show up, so his career choices were unpredictable,” Hofmann wrote in an email (via NPR). “He could play characters as diverse as Remo Williams, a cop trained by Chiun, the Sinanju Master (Joel Gray) to be a non-stop killer in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, or Earl Bass, who fights together by Kevin Bacon. against giant monsters like worms hungry for human flesh in the cult horror / comedy film Tremors (1990), or a detective in the indie film Two Small Bodies (1993) directed by underground filmmaker Beth B., or in terrorist planning to blow up the Academy Awards in The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), or the father who was at the forefront of the revenge thriller Jennifer Lopez Enough (2002).
His most notable roles include Earl Bass, the Nevada handyman who fights a crazy glance in Tremors (1990) and his 1996 sequel, and astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom in The Right Stuff (1983).
As part of Cherokee, he used his legacy as a union activist and collaborator with Meryl Streep in Silkwood with Mike Nichols (1983) and roles in The Dark Wind (1991) with Errol Morris and Thunderheart (1992) with Errol Morris.
Ward was also a writer Henry Miller, who has ménage a trois in Paris in 1931 with his wife (Uma Thurman) and another writer (Maria de Medeiros), in Henry & June (1990) with Philip Kaufman. It was the first NC-17 film to be shown in theaters.
“It simply came to our notice then [esa calificación]Ward once joked in an interview with the Washington Post.
Other starring films include Southern Comfort (1981), Swing Shift (1984), UFOria (1985), Secret Admirer (1985), The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988), Bob Roberts (1992), Chain Reaction ( 1996), The Player (2002), Road Trip (2000), Joe Dirt (2001), Enough (2002), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), The Wild Stallion (2009), and 2 Guns (2013). He has also appeared in two episodes of the HBO True Detective series.
Ward 27, Marie-France Ward, and his son Django Ward are safe.
Tributes have begun pouring in across the internet for the actor, including actor Bill & Ted Alex Winter, who tweeted: “RIP Fred Ward. He raised the movies he’s always been in.”
Edgar Wright wrote: “Goodbye to Fred Ward, who has given us so many tough, funny, easy to understand characters throughout his career, and who has always had a lot of fun. I loved him on ‘Tremors’,’ Miami Blues’, ‘The Right Stuff’, ‘The Player’, ‘Southern Comfort’ and many more. RIP and thanks for all the movies x “
“Fred Ward was great at everything, but the way he delivers on the ‘I guess we can no longer mock Burt’s lifestyle is pure poetry,” Patton Oswalt said.
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