Actor Fred Ward has died at the age of 79 according to a report in Variety confirmed by Ward’s publicist.
Ward had a long career that spanned from 1973 to 2018.
He starred in “The Right Stuff,” “Tremors,” “Henry & June,” and a host more. He had memorable non-starring roles in films like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Miami Blues,” and “Short Cuts.”
In 2015 he appeared in two episodes of HBO’s “True Detective.”
Fred Ward is survived by his wife of 27-years Marie-France Ward and his son Django Ward.
Smith’s Sentiment: Always liked Fred Ward in Tremors and other films that he was in that I liked, such as his performance as Earl Smooter in “Sweet Home Alabama.” Rest in peace.