LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Fred Ward at the "Feast of Love" Premiere at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on September 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)
TV - Movies
Fred Ward's
Death Has His
Colleagues All
Saying The
Same Thing
On May 13th, a press release revealed that veteran actor Fred Ward had passed away on May 8th at the age of 79. Since the news broke, many actors, directors, and other Hollywood professionals like film critic Richard Roeper, actors Freddie Prinze Jr. and Alex Winter, and comic John Fugelsang, have paid their respects and praised the actor’s talents.
Director Edgar Wright described Ward as an actor "who gifted us with so many rugged, funny and relatable characters throughout his career and always had charm to burn.” He shared that his favorite Ward movies were "Tremors," "The Player," "The Right Stuff," "Southern Comfort," and "Miami Blues."
Actor Diedrich Bader said Ward’s characters “[...] felt like they lived a full life and we're only seeing a part of it and that's a magic trick done right in front of you.” While screenwriter Brian Lynch tweeted that the actor was “a tough guy who could also be really warm and funny." As these comments all show, Ward was a respected colleague who will very much be missed.