Fred Ward, a veteran actor exactly who delivered a snippy tenderness to tough-guy roles in such movies as "The Right Stuff," "The Player" and "Tremors," has died. He was 79.
Fred Ward was born in San Diego. He made his acting debut in 1970s. After that, he became a star in many top Hollywood films as a leading actor.
Fed Ward's most notable films include Tremors Henry & June Sweet Home Alabama, Henry & Juni , Henry & July , Henry & May and Enough, among others.
Fred Ward won many plaudits for playing the role of Gus Grissom in the 1983 film The Right Stuff,. Ward starred opposite Dennis Quaid and Sam Shepard in the film, which was based upon the US space program. Other notable performances include Silkwood with Meryl Streep in 1984 and Swag Shift together with Goldie Hawn.
Fred Ward was married three times with Carla Evonne Stewart as his wife. They were wed in 1965. He divorced her a year later.
Ward then married Silvia Ward, from whom he had his son Django. Django is a musician by trade. We don't know much about Ward and Silvia Ward's divorce or the date of their separation.
Ward married Marie-France Boisselle on May 25, 1995. According to TMZ, Boisselle filed for divorce on 2013 but later changed her mind.
The cause of death for the Golden Globe winner actor is not yet known. His publicist released the following statement: "I am sorry to announce that Fred Ward, the acclaimed actor, has died at the age of 79 on Sunday, May 8, 2022."