- William Hurt's classic good looks and erudite persona made him one of the most recognizable male leads in the 1980s
- The Oscar-winning actor for the Kiss of the Spider Woman died on Sunday, March 13, as a result of natural causes
- His son, William, disclosed that the veteran thespian passed on just a week to his 72nd birthday
William Hurt, who became a top leading man in the 1980s, winning an Oscar has died.
Hurt dies of natural causes
Hurt, who starred in hit flicks from The Big Chill to Broadcast News and Children of a Lesser God, was 71.
According to New York Post, the actor suffered from prostate cancer that spread to the bone in 2018.
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News of his death was confirmed by his son who noted that the family is seeking privacy at these difficult moments.
“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,’’ the actor’s son William said in a statement.
Hurt was an acting superstar
In the 1980s, the handsome lanky blond star was nominated three years in a row for an Academy Award for best actor.
He won the coveted trophy in 1985 for his role as a gay convict sharing the same cell as a political prisoner in South America in “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Singer Traci Braxton dies aged 50
In a separate article published on Legit.ng, American singer Traci Braxton, who was the sister of Toni and Tamar Braxton, died on Saturday, March 12.
Toni announced the sad news on her Instagram account on behalf of the Braxton family.
"It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci. Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer. We will miss her dearly," the family's statement begins.
According to Traci's husband, Kevin Surratt, the legendary singer died from esophageal cancer, a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the oesophagus