Fred Ward, ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘True Detective’ Actor, Dead at 79

Fred Ward known for his acting roles in Tremors, The Right Stuff, and the second season of True Detective has passed away.

 
 

He was 79 years old. He died on May 8th. No cause of death has been given.

 
 

Ward made his film debut in 1979 in Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood. He was also in the 1983 movie The Right Stuff.

 
 

Ward is survived by his wife and son from a previous marriage.

 
 

Fred Ward, Star of ‘The Right Stuff,’ ‘Tremors,’ Dies at 79

Fred Ward, who starred in films including “Henry and June,” ” Tremors,” ” The Right Stuff” and “The Player,” died May 8, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 79. Among his other prominent roles were parts in “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins,” “Miami Blues” and “Short Cuts.”

 
 

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