Oscar-winning actor William Hurt dies | entertainment

entertainment">“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor,” his son Will said in a statement to Deadline. “He died peacefully, surrounded by family.”

entertainment">Hurt was one of the most celebrated actors of the 1980s. He won an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of a gay man who shares a cell in Brazil with a political prisoner in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman. He was also nominated for his roles in Broadcast News ( 1987), a news industry satire, and in Children of a Lesser God (1986), a romantic drama set in a school for the deaf.

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