(WJW) — An Oscar-winning actor has died.
William Hurt — known for his roles in “Children of a Lesser God,” “A History of Violence,” and recently, for playing General Thaddeus Ross in various Marvel movies — passed away at 71 years old, Deadline first reported.
He reportedly died of natural causes, his son told the Associated Press.
Hurt, who attended Juilliard, won his Oscar for the film “Kiss of the Spider Woman” in 1985 and was nominated for an Academy Award three other times.
The actor was famous for not reveling in his fame.
“It’s not right that my privacy is invaded to the extent that it is,” Hurt said in a 1989 New York Times interview. “I’m a very private man, and I have the right to be. I never said that because I was an actor you can have my privacy, you can steal my soul. You can’t.”