Broadcast News William Hurt, known for ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman dies at 71
The Oscar-winning actor best known for his quietly commanding performances in “Body Heat,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman, William Hurt Children of a Lesser God” and “Broadcast News,” died Sunday.
He was a few days shy of his 72nd birthday.
Hurt’s son, Alexander, said in a statement that his father died peacefully at home in Portland, Oregon, from complications from prostate cancer.
In a Hollywood career that spanned more than four decades, Hurt deftly alternated between starring and supporting roles. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning in 1986 for his performance as a gay prisoner in “Kiss of the Spider Woman