Oscar-winning actor William Hurt dies at 71; starred in 'Body Heat' and 'Broadcast News'

 William Hurt ,the Oscar-winner star of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Broadcast News" and "Children of a Lesser God," has died. He was 71.

Hurt’s son, Will, said in a statement to the Associated Press that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes.

He said Hurt died peacefully, among family. Will Hurt told The Hollywood Reporter his father died at his home in Portland, Oregon. 

Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer that had spread to the bone in 2018. 

The four-time Oscar-nominated actor was one of the most acclaimed stars and bankable leading men of the 1980s....

Starring as Vietnam veteran Nick Carlton in the all-star ensemble playing college friends reuniting in 1983's "The Big Chill."

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