William Hurt has passed away at age 71. The news came from his son, Will, who offered the following message from their family: “It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday. He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
… Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer that had spread to the bone, which was announced in May 2018.
… One of Hurt’s many roles came in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross. He played the role in The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War; he also made a cameo in the closing moments of Avengers: Endgame and reprised the role in Black Widow.
His first major film was "The Big Chill," which was filmed in Beaufort in 1983 along with Glenn Close and Kevin Kline.