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Fred Ward dies at 79: The Right Stuff actor passes away

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Fred Ward dies at 79: The Right Stuff actor passes away

Hollywood character actor Fred Ward died on May 8 at the age of 79, it was revealed by his publicist on Friday.

The San Diego native began his career in the 1970s and went on to star in many well known films including Tremors, Henry & June, Sweet Home Alabama and Enough.

He was best known for playing Gus Grissom in the 1983 US Space Program The Right Stuff opposite Sam Shepard and Dennis Quaid.

Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hoffman announced and according to The Hollywood Reporter, no cause or place of death was shared which was his family’s wish.

Ward, who was part Cherokee, had a background in boxing, which led to him playing gruff tough guys role on the big screen. 

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