Fred Ward, who had a 40-year career in television and cinema, including famous roles in Tremors and The Right Stuff, has passed away.
Ward died on Sunday, according to his publicist, Ron Hofmann. He died at the age of 79.
Fred Ward Cause of Death
Fred Ward Cause of Death – As per his family’s wishes, Fred Ward’s cause of death have not been revealed.
Fred Ward Career
Ward spent three years in the United States Air Force and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska, a boxer, and a short-order cook before breaking into acting.
After beginning out on television, Ward made his big-screen debut in 1974’s Ginger in the Morning, and went on to star in shows like Quincy, M.E. and The Incredible Hulk.
Ward would go on to star in a number of films and television programs during his career, including The Right Stuff (1983), Henry & June (1990), Tremors (1990) and its 1996 sequel, and many others.
Fred Ward dropped out of acting school in New York after six months and traveled across the country, stopping in Florida, California, New Orleans, and Alaska. “I was stranded in Houston, moping around in the hopes of catching a ship. Attempt a dock strike “In a 1990 interview with The Washington Post, he described his colorful adolescence. Ward based his characters on his own life experiences.
In 1985, the actor was cast in a leading part, but the picture did not perform well at the box office. After Ward’s passing, Rolling Stone editor Alan Sepinwall tweeted, “RIP, Fred Ward, a brilliant character actor whose big shot at leading man status, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, regrettably flopped, but who kept providing great, lived-in performances for the remainder of his career.”
Ward was cast opposite Uma Thurman in the 1990 film “Henry & June,” in which he played novelist Henry Miller. Unfortunately, the film received an NC-17 rating, which harmed its financial prospects.
He last appeared on screen in 2015 as Eddie Velcoro on True Detective.
Fred Ward Wife
Marie-France Ward, was Fred Ward’s wife; his wife of 27 years, and son Django Ward survived him.