William Hurt, an acclaimed actor best known for his Oscar-winning performance in 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and his work in “The Big Chill” and “Body Heat,” died Sunday of natural causes. He was 71 years old. Hurt’s death was confirmed to Variety by his friend, Gerry Byrne.
Hurt was recently known to most newer fans as General “Thunderbolt“ Ross in Marvel’s Incredible Hulk, Captain America Civil War and Blackwidow.
A statement has been released by his son, who speaks on behalf of the family:
“It is with great sadness 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. The family requests privacy at this time.”
The actor was 71 years old.