William Hurt

American actor (1950–2022)

William McChord Hurt (March 20, 1950 – March 13, 2022) was an American actor. He won an Academy Award in 1985 for his work in the movie movie Kiss of the Spider Woman. He played Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

William Hurt
William McChord Hurt

(1950-03-20)March 20, 1950
DiedMarch 13, 2022(2022-03-13) (aged 71)
EducationTufts University
Juilliard School
Years active1977–2022
Spouse(s)Mary Beth Hurt (1971–1982)
Heidi Henderson (1989–1992)

In May 2018, Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.[1] He later died from the disease on March 13, 2022 at his home in Portland, Oregon, only one week before his 72nd birthday.[2][3]


  1. News, WINK (2018-05-16). "Actor William Hurt vouches for side effect-free cancer therapy at unveiling". WINK NEWS. Retrieved 2022-03-14. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  2. Haring, Bruce (2022-03-13). "William Hurt Dies: Oscar-Winning Actor For 'Kiss Of The Spider Woman' Was 71". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  3. Serviss, Lew; Genzlinger, Neil (March 13, 2022). "William Hurt, Oscar-Winning Leading Man of the 1980s, Dies at 71". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2022.

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