He has appeared in numerous US films and series. Now Fred Ward has died at the age of 79.
Hollywood mourns the loss of one of its talented actors: Fred Ward (1942-2022), known among other things from the films “The Stuff that Heroes Are Made Of” (1983) and “Tremors – In the Land of Rocket Worms” (1990), died on Died May 8, aged 79. His publicist Ron Hofmann did the “People” magazine approved. A cause of death was not given at the request of the family.
Ward has a film career spanning around 40 years. Before devoting himself to acting in front of the camera, he served in the US Air Force for three years and worked, among other things, as a lumberjack in Alaska, as a boxer and as a cook. After several small film roles and series appearances, he played his first major role in 1979 in Clint Eastwood’s “Escape from Alcatraz”.
Awarded Golden Globe
Through other film projects such as “The stuff heroes are made of” (1983), “Tremors – In the land of rocket worms” (1990), “Henry & June” (1990), Ward became known to a wider audience. In 1994 he was awarded a Golden Globe for his role in “Short Cuts” along with the rest of the acting cast.
Ward has also appeared in popular series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Emergency Room and True Detective. He is survived by his wife Marie-France Ward and their son Django.