Fred Ward, the veteran character actor best known for his diverse roles in “Tremors,” “The Right Stuff” and Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,” has died. He was 79.
A rep for the “Exit Speed” star confirmed to The Post that he died 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.
Fred Ward Death Reason
A rep for Ward tells TMZ he died on May 8, while a cause of death is currently unclear, his rep says the actor’s last wish was for any memorial tributes to be made to the Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.
Fred Ward Cause of Death
A representative Ron Hofmann, Ward’s publicist, confirm the cause of death to the New York Post in a short statement regarding his passing.
“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. “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.’”
Who was Tremors star Fred Ward?
Fred Ward was born on December 30, 1942, in San Diego, California.
He was an actor and producer known for his many diverse roles.
He and the cast of the film, Short Cuts, won a Golden Globe Special Ensemble Cast Award in 1993.
Fred Family & Wife
Fred Ward is a married man. His wife’s name is Marie-France Boisselle. He got married to her in 1995. Before being married to Marie, he had been married two times.
His first wife’s name is Carla Evonne Stewart. He got married to Carla in 1965 and ended their marriage in 1966. His second wife’s name is Silvia Ward. He had a son named Django from Silvia. Later, Fred and Silvia divorced.
Fred Ward is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and his son, Django Ward.
Ward was first married to Carla Evonne Stewart in 1965, however the pair divorced a year later.
He then married Silvia Ward and the couple he had a son, Django.
After Silvia and Ward divorced, he married Marie-France Boisselle.
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