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How Did Fred Ward Die? Acclaimed Film and Television Actor Passed Away at 79, Obituary



One of the prominent and best known for his roles in films like “The Rights Stuff” actor Fred Ward sadly passed away at the age of 79. It is saddening to hear about the sudden demise of the actor who has appeared in many such popular films of the industry and made his amazing fan following by his appearance. According to the sources, the news of his death was confirmed by his publicist and Fred took his last breath on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Meanwhile, the news of his death was announced but now, it has been confirmed officially that Fred Ward is no more.

Actor Fred Ward Passed Away at 79

Still, the cause of Fred’s death was not released but the sources are trying to get more details. American actor, Kevin Bacon took Twitter to express his feeling, he wrote,” So sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to battling underground worms I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I will always remember chatting about his love of Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long hot days in the high desert. Rest in Peace Fred”. Since the news of Ward’s passing was confirmed, his close ones and fans are paying tribute to him. It is shocking news for the entire industry.

How Did Fred Ward Die?

Before being a part of the film industry in the early 1970s, he served for three years in the US Air Force and also worked as a short-order cook, a lumberjack in Alaska, and a boxer as well. The biography of the actor was provided by his publicist. The biography of the actor says that once his acting career began, he became known for the versatility of his roles, whether he played a cop or an author of erotic stories in “Henry & June” which is the world’s first NC-17 movie.

He got his first big role in the 1979 Clint Eastwood film titled “Escape From Alcatraz” and later, he worked in the 1982 film “Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann where he played as an accidental time traveler. Not only this but the actor gained huge attention from the fans by appearing as an Air Force captain and Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil Grissom aka Gus in “The Right Stuff”.

Fred Ward Cause of Death?

Along with the movies, he has also appeared in some of the well-known TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy, Leverage, and True Detective”. At his last, he was survived by his wife Marie-France Ward and son Django Ward. He will be always remembered by his family, friends, and fans across the world. #RIPFredWard

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