Fred Ward was an American actor and producer. Fred Ward was born in San Diego on December 30, 1942. He is best known for appearances in The Right Stuff, Tremors, and Short Cuts.
He has died at the age of 79. A statement to the techstories360 by Ward’s representative said that the actor died on 8 May.
He started acting in the early 1970s, following three years of service in the U.S. Air Force. A renaissance man, Ward also did stints as a short-order cook, a boxer, and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska.
His first major role came in the Clint Eastwood film “Escape from Alcatraz” in 1979.
Fred Ward Cause Of Death
He was ill for a long time. His relatives said in a statement that because of illness, he has died. But his family member didn’t give any cause of death.
There is a statement that it was Ward’s wish for donations to be made to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.
In “The Right Stuff,” Ward portrayed real-life Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom. He switched gears in “Henry & June,” playing chain-smoking, hard-drinking author Henry Miller, who travels to Paris in 1931 to finish his book “Tropic of Cancer.”
Ward was then cast in the title role of Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, a 1985 film that was supposed to the first in a series of action thrillers featuring the character from the Destroyer detective novels.
But the film was not a success and Ward returned to character and supporting roles.
“The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he was going to pop up, so unpredictable were his career choices,” Hofmann said in an emailed statement.