Hurt landed opportunities in theatre and cinema after attending Tufts University and then going to Juilliard to pursue acting.

The actor from Body Heat was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor three times in a row.

He was nominated for Children of a Lesser God in 1986 and Broadcast News in 1987, and he won the trophy for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985.

What happened to William Hurt?

William Hurt died of complications of prostate cancer.

Cause of Death

Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in May 2018 and had already spread to his bones.

He died on March 13, 2022, at the age of 71, from complications of the disease at his home in Portland, Oregon, just one week before his 72nd birthday.

Will Hurt, Hurt’s son, verified Hurt’s death and revealed the cause of death. “The Hurt family mourns the demise of William Hurt, loving father, and Oscar winner, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday, with tremendous sadness. He passed away gently, surrounded by his loved ones.”

William Hurt Children

William Hurt had four children. Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, Samuel Hurt, and William Hurt

William Hurt Wives

William Hurt married Mary Beth Hurt from ​ ​(1971; div. 1982), Heidi Henderson from ​ ​( 1989; div. 1992), partner with Sandra Jennings from (1981–1984), Marlee Matlin from (1985–1986) and Sandrine Bonnaire (1992–1997)


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