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'The Right Stuff' Actor Fred Ward Has Passed Away at 79

'The Right Stuff' Actor Fred Ward Has Passed Away at 79

Fred Ward, a character actor best known for roles in The Right Stuff and Tremors, has died at the age of 79.

A rep for the actor confirmed that he passed away last weekend.

“I am sad to announce the passing of acclaimed actor Fred Ward, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at age 79,” the statement read (via The New York Post). “The Golden Globe winner, actor and producer is best known for The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors, Miami Blues, Henry & June, The Player, and Short Cuts.”

Fred‘s cause of death will not be released as of this time, but his last wishes were revealed.

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The rep said, “It was Fred Ward’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of donations to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. Please visit or contact 617-358-9535 for more information.”

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Fred‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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