STAR actor, Fred Ward, was known for his work on the 80s film, The Right Stuff.
The 79-year-old passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
Actor Fred Ward passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022
Who was Tremors star Fred Ward?
He was an actor and producer known for his many diverse roles.
Ward has starred in films including:
Escape from AlcatrazSouthern ComfortThe Right Stuff Remo Williams: The Adventure BeginsTremors and Tremors 2: AftershocksHenry & JuneThe PlayerSwing Shift
He and the cast of the film, Short Cuts, won a Golden Globe Special Ensemble Cast Award in 1993.
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Ward was first married to Carla Evonne Stewart in 1965, however, the pair divorced a year later.
He then married Silvia Ward and the couple he had a son, Django.
After Silvia and Ward divorced, he married Marie-France Boisselle.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ward’s net worth is estimated to be nearly $3million.
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What was Fred Ward’s cause of death?
The Tremors star passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
Ward’s cause of death has yet to be released.
Ron Hofmann, Ward’s publicist, however, did confirm his death to the New York Post on Friday, May 13.
“I am sad to announce the passing of acclaimed actor Fred Ward, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at age 79,” he said in a statement.
“The Golden Globe winner, actor and producer, is best known for ‘The Right Stuff,’ ‘Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins,’ ‘Tremors,’ ‘Miami Blues,’ ‘Henry & June,’ ‘The Player,’ and ‘Short Cuts.’”
His representative told the outlet that Ward had been working on his painting the past few years – another form of art he seemed to really enjoy.
Ward is survived by his wife Marie-France Ward and son, Django.
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What are people saying about his passing?
Friends, family, and fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to the lost star.
“RIP, Fred Ward, a great character actor whose big shot at leading man status, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, unfortunately flopped, but who kept giving great, lived-in performances for the rest of his career,” he wrote.
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Film critic, Robert Daniels, also took the time to tweet about Ward:
“Fred Ward was absurdly good. A professional in everything he did from TREMORS to THE PLAYER. He could even turn in a great performance is something as patently dumb as JOE DIRT. Totally underrated.”