Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ Fame, Dies

No cause or place of death was disclosed per the family’s wishes.

  • Published
FILE - Fred Ward, a cast member in "30 Minutes or Less," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 2011. Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” died Sunday, May 8, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday, May 13, 2022. He was 79. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Image via AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was disclosed per the family’s wishes. Ward earned a Golden Globe and shared the Venice Film Festival ensemble prize for his performance in Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,”…

Read at AP News