Fred Ward, known for the songs “Tremors” and “Short Cuts,” has died at the age of 79

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Actor Fred Ward dies.

The actor’s representative told Fox News Digital that Ward, best known for his role in Tremors, spent the last years of his life developing his drawing skills.

Actor Ron Hoffman said: “It saddens me to announce the death of the famous actor Fred Ward, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the age of 79.”

Ward’s cause of death has not been released.

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“It was Fred Ward’s wish that any memory be honored in the form of donations to the Center for Chronic Encephalopathy at Boston University,” the statement, obtained by Fox News Digital, continued.

The Golden Globe-winning actor and producer is best known for the films The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, ‘Tremors’, ‘Miami Blues’, ‘Henry & June’, ‘The Player’ and ‘Short Cuts’.

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Fred Ward appears alongside Katherine Heigl in an episode of "instinct anatomy" titled "what am I."

Fred Ward appeared alongside Katherine Heigl in the Grey’s Anatomy episode “What I Am”.
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In the last years. Ward has appeared on TV shows such as “10.5”, “In Sight”, “United States of Tara”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Liverpool” and “True Detective”.

Film critics praised the actor on social media following the news of his death.

“Fred Ward was absurdly good,” said Robert Daniels books. “Professional in everything he’s done from jerks to player. He can even put on a great performance is just as dumb as Joe Dirt. Totally underrated.”

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Fred Ward appeared at the 36th Telluride Film Festival held at the Galaxy Theater on September 4, 2009, in Telluride, Colorado.

Fred Ward appeared at the 36th Telluride Film Festival held at the Galaxy Theater on September 4, 2009, in Telluride, Colorado.

“RIP, Fred Ward, is an actor with a wonderful personality who has been instrumental in reaching the status of a leading man, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, unfortunately fails, but he continues to deliver brilliant, energetic performances for the rest of his career,” Alan Sepinwall added.

Ward is survived by his wife Mary France Ward and son Django Ward.

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