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Fred Ward, the veteran actor identified for roles in a wide range of tasks together with The Proper Stuff and Tremors, died at 79 on Could 8. His publicist confirmed the information to Variety. No explanation for loss of life was given. Ward was mourned by a number of actors, together with former Tremors co-star Kevin Bacon, who starred as Valentine McKee alongside Ward’s Earl Bassett. “When it came to battling underground worms I couldn’t have asked for a better partner,” Bacon tweeted on Could 13. “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.”

Born in San Diego in 1942, Ward served in the US Air Drive for 3 years earlier than he started finding out appearing at New York’s Herbert Berghof Studio. He later moved to Italy, the place he discovered work dubbing motion pictures in English and showing in a few of director Roberto Rossellini’s movies. However it wasn’t till Ward returned to the US that he bought his first main position, a component in Clint Eastwood’s 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz. From there, Ward’s filmography continued to blossom. He went on to star in a spread of films together with Southern Consolation, Miami Blues, Remo Williams: The Journey Begins, The Prince of Pennsylvania, Henry & June, and Quick Cuts. His TV credit embrace roles on ER, Gray’s Anatomy, America of Tara, and Leverage. Most not too long ago, he performed Eddie Velcoro on the second season of HBO’s True Detective.

According to CBS News, Ward devoted time to portray in the course of the ultimate years of his life. Ward, who reportedly requested that any tributes to him be made as donations to Boston College’s Persistent Traumatic Encephalopathy Heart, is survived by his spouse Marie-France Ward and his son Django Ward.


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