William McChord Hurt was an American actor who lived from March 20, 1950 to March 13, 2022. In the 1970s, he began acting on stage after studying at the Juilliard School.
Hurt made his film debut in Ken Russell’s science-fiction film Altered States, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best New Star of the Year. In 1981, he co-starred with Kathleen Turner in the neo-noir Body Heat.
Hurt was cast as the lead in The Coldest Game (2019) in 2018, but he was replaced by Bill Pullman after he was injured on set.
Hurt appeared in a standalone episode of Mythic Quest in 2021, opposite F. Murray Abraham, in one of his final roles.
Before his death in March 2022, Hurt was set to appear in the series Pantheon as well as the films The Fence, Men of Granite, and Edward Enderby.
It’s unclear whether he ever finished or started filming these parts.
William Hurt Cause of Death
On Sunday, March 13, William Hurt died of complicated prostate cancer. He was 71 years old.
Will Hurt, Hurt’s son, confirmed Hurt’s death and revealed the cause of death. “The Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winner, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday, with great sadness.
The actor’s son shared on Sunday that his father died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. “At this time, the family requests privacy.”