HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 08:  Actor Fred Ward attends the premiere of "30 Minutes or Less" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
TV - Movies
The Devastating
Death Of Tremors
Star Fred Ward
The entertainment world is reeling at the news that character actor extraordinaire Fred Ward has died at 79. Known for his gruff charm, adventurous spirit, and everyman appeal, Ward spent five decades carving out one of the most remarkable careers in showbiz, endearing himself to film and television fans of every generation.
Ward appeared in award-winning dramas, critically-adored indies, and kooky cult hits alike, including "Escape From Alcatraz," "The Right Stuff," "The Player," and "Sweet Home Alabama." He also played the lead in 1985's "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins" and appeared on TV hits like "ER," "Grey's Anatomy," and "The United States of Tara.”
Ward perhaps remains best-known for his role as Earl Bass in the beloved 1990 cult-hit creature feature "Tremors," a role he reprised in the sequel, "Tremors II: Aftershocks." The actor passed away on May 8, leaving behind his wife of 27-years, Marie-France Ward, and his adult son, Django Ward.