Actor Fred Ward has died, aged 79.
The information of the ‘Tremors’ star was confirmed by his publicist Ron Hoffman, however he didn’t present a trigger or location, respecting his household’s needs.
About his May 8 passing, Ron informed PEOPLE: “It was Fred Ward’s want that any memorial tributes be made within the type of donations to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.”
After being born and raised in San Diego, Fred – who labored in Hollywood for greater than 4 a long time – served within the US Air Force for 3 years and labored as a lumberjack in Alaska and different odd jobs earlier than breaking into appearing.
After working in tv, he obtained his huge break with the 1974 film ‘Ginger in the Morning’, earlier than occurring to look in exhibits similar to ‘Quincy’, ‘M.E’, and the ‘The Incredible Hulk’.
The Golden Globe winner went on so as to add ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Henry and June’ to his credit score listing, amongst different tasks, together with the 1996 sequel to ‘Tremors’ and labored alongside Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in ‘Miami Blues’, enjoying Officer Hoke Moseley,
In the 00s, Fred appeared in exhibits similar to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘ER’. His final venture was the 2015 sequence ‘True Detective’ – that additionally starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey – because the character Eddie Velcoro.
Ron is survived by his spouse Marie-France Ward – who he was married to for 27 years – and his son Django Ward, from a earlier relationship.