Actor fred’s roomwho was perhaps best known for his role as handyman turned hero Earl Bassett in tremors (1990) and the 1996 direct-to-video sequel Tremors 2: Aftershockssupposedly died on May 8.
“I am saddened to announce the passing of acclaimed actor Fred Ward, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the age of 79,” read a statement from his representative, which was provided to the press. New York Post.
Although the cause of his death has not been revealed, his representative Ron Hofmann shared the actor’s final wishes, that any memorial tributes can be made in the form of donations to the Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University. For more information, fans can visit the Boston University website or call 617-358-9535.
In addition to his role in tremorsWard appeared in Robert Altman films The player (1992) and shortcuts (1993), the last of which earned him a Golden Globe as part of an ensemble cast. He also played the villain in 1994. Naked Gun 33+1⁄3: The Final Insult and the protagonist of the 1985 action-adventure film Rowing Williams: The Adventure Begins.
Rolling Stone Critic Alan Sepinwall pointed out that although rowing williams ultimately flopped, Ward went on to give “lively great performances for the rest of his career”.
Ward is survived by his third wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and son Django Ward from a second marriage.