William Hurt, Oscar-winning actor & Marvel’s Thunderbolt Ross, passed away

William Hurt, best known to comic book fans for his role as Marvel’s Thunderbolt Ross, has died aged 71.

Deadline reports that Academy Award winner William Hurt passed away on Sunday. Hurt’s son, Will, shared the following statement, confirming the news.

“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, a week before his 72nd birthday. He died peacefully, surrounded by family, of natural causes. The family is asking for privacy at this time.”

William Hurt began his acting career on stage before gaining fame with his feature film debut in the 1980 sci-fi body horror film. Modified States, a project that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Hurt went on to earn three consecutive Academy Award nominations in the mid-late ’80s, winning Best Actor for his work for the first time in 1985. Spider woman kiss† He earned a fourth nomination for 2005’s A history of violence

In 2008 William Hurt first appeared as Thaddeus E. “Thunderbold” Ross in The Incredible Hulk† Hurt then took the role Captain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity WarAvengers: Endgame and last year’s Black Widow† Hurt’s Thunderbolt Ross Was Also Featured In The Marvel One-Shot The Consultant and the Disney Plus animated series What if…?with Mike McGill voicing the character in the latter.

Hurt is survived by four children. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.

Source: Deadline