Film and television actor Fred Ward has died at the age of 79.

Famous actor Fred Ward, best known for his roles in films like “The Right Stuff”, “Tremors” and “Escape From Alcatraz”, died Sunday at the age of 79, his publicist told CBS News. Has confirmed. Ward’s autograph was not disclosed.

Before Ward’s film career began in the early 1970s, according to a publicist’s biography, he held several other titles. Alaska.

Once his acting career began, he became famous for his versatility in roles, both as a police officer and as a writer of erotic stories in “Henry and Jane”, the world’s first NC-17 film. His first major role was in the 1979 Clint Eastwood film “Escape from Alcatraz”. After some time, he played an accidental time traveler in the 1982 film “Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann.”

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Actors Fred Ward and his wife Marie France arrive at the premiere of ‘10.5’ at the Ramsell Monica Theater in Santa Monica, California on April 28, 2004.

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The following year, he played Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Air Force Captain and Mercury 7 astronaut, in the acclaimed film adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff”.

“What was unique about Fred Ward was that he had no idea where he was going to appear and his career choices were so unpredictable,” his biography said. He has also appeared in TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Leverage” and “True Detective”.

In his later years he spent time painting, which his publicists called “second favorite art form.”

He is survived by his wife, Marie-France Ward, and his son, Django Ward. He asked for a tribute in the form of a donation to Boston University’s Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.


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