Fred Ward from Henry & June and The Right Stuff dies at 79

Actor Fred Ward, who played a union activist in Silkwoodauthor Henry Miller in Henry and JuneAstronaut Gus Grissom in correct types, at the age of 79 years. His family did not provide a cause of death, but did solicit donations to the Center for Chronic Encephalopathy at Boston University. Ward was an amateur boxer, recorder, and lumberjack before he began acting on stage and later began his film career with a role in Escape from Alcatraz. His other credits include starring as an assassin in Remo Williamshandyman in shiveringand a terrorist in Bare gun 33 1/3. It was for his role as Fisherman Stewart Kane in the Robert Altman movie short cuts He won a Golden Globe, along with his co-stars for Best Ensemble. Ward has also appeared in popular TV shows like instinct anatomyAnd ER And real detective In 2015. He is survived by his 27-year-old wife, Marie France Ward, and son, Django Ward.

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