William Hurt – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

William Hurt died at age 71, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding actor William Hurt's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

William Hurt was an American actor and producer who had a net worth of $8 million at the time of his death. Hurt earned a Golden Globe nomination for his first film, 1980’s “Altered States,” and he won an Academy Award for his performance in 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” William has more than 100 acting credits to his name, including the films “Children of a Lesser God” (1986), “Broadcast News” (1987), “The Accidental Tourist” (1988), “A History of Violence” (2005), and “Into the Wild” (2007), the television series “Damages” (2009), “Goliath” (2016–2021), and “Condor” (2018–2020), and the TV movie “Too Big to Fail” (2011).

How did William Hurt die?

William Hurt's death was caused by prostate cancer.

In May 2018, it was announced that Hurt had terminal prostate cancer that had metastasized to his bones. He died from complications of the disease at home in Portland, Oregon, on March 13, 2022, a week before his 72nd birthday.

Information about the death of William Hurt
Cause of deathProstate Cancer
Age of death71 years
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
BirthdayMarch 20, 1950
Death dateMarch 13, 2022
Place of deathPortland, Oregon, United States
Place of burialN/A


"When you are a kid, you are beset by fears, and you think, 'I'll solve the fear by living forever and becoming a movie star.'"

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"I want to prove a point. That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily."

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"You can only sit on the frustration of wanting to express something for so long."

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"The point is that there are challenges within techniques. When you differentiate in technique, you challenge yourself; you ask yourself the same question in a new way."

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"Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard."

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