Much-loved character actor Fred Ward has died, aged 79 1 year ago

Much-loved character actor Fred Ward has died, aged 79

The award-winning TV and movie veteran has passed away.

Much-loved character and Golden Globe winner Fred Ward has passed away at the age of 79.


Ward's publicist Ron Hoffmann released a statement (via NPR) confirming Ward's passing on Sunday, 8 May, with Hoffman stating: "The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he was going to pop up, so unpredictable were his career choices."

Some of Ward's best-known work includes staring opposite Kevin Bacon in comedy-horror monster movie Tremors, chasing down Keanu Reeves in Chain Reaction, one of the many highlights in Robert Altman's 1993 classic Short Cuts, and his scene-stealing turn in The Right Stuff.

Some of his other CV highlights include roles in True Detective, The Player, Naked Gun 33 and a 1/3, Road Trip, Sweet Home Alabama, E.R. and 2 Guns.

Ward is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward and his son Django Ward.