William Hurt, star of ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Body Heat,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) – William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor of “Broadcast News,” “Body Heat” and “The Big Chill,” has died. He was 71.

Hurt’s son said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes. Deadline first reported Hurt’s death. In a long-running career, Hurt was four times nominated for an Academy Award, winning for 1985′s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

Hurt’s laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men. Later, he would transition into a character actor in movies such as “A History of Violence," while also appearing in several Marvel films.