Actor William Hurt dies at 71 from natural causes

Son says Oscar winner died peacefully among family
Obit William Hurt
Posted at 6:02 PM, Mar 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-13 22:02:43-04

Actor William Hurt died Sunday at age 71 of natural causes.

His son said in a statement that Hurt died peacefully, among family.

Hurt was nominated for four Oscars during his career. He received three best actor nominations for his roles in "Broadcast News," "The Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "Children of a Lesser God," plus a supporting actor nod for "A History of Violence."

Hurt starred in 1981's "Body Heat" with Kathleen Turner. Scenes from the film were shot in Palm Beach County, including Lake Worth Beach, Delray Beach, Manalapan and Hypoluxo.

William Hurt and Kathleen Turner in scene from 'Body Heat'
William Hurt and Kathleen Turner appear in a scene from the 1981 movie "Body Heat," which was filmed in Lake Worth and other parts of Palm Beach County, Fla.

He went on to star in 1983's "The Big Chill" and 1988's "The Accidental Tourist."

Younger moviegoers would know him from his portrayal of Gen. Thaddeus Ross in a series of Marvel movies.

He first played the role in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk." He later reprised the role in "Captain America: Civil War," "Avengers: Infinity War," "Avengers: Endgame" and "Black Widow."

Hurt is survived by his four children.