Fred Ward, actor of ‘Tremors’ and ‘Chosen Ones’, dies at 79

Kevin Bacon wanted to dedicate a few words to the co-star of the legendary 90s film.

Fred Ward, actor in films like Tremors and Crossed Lives, has died at the age of 79 on May 8, as confirmed by his publicist to Variety. The reason for his death has not been revealed to any media.

Born in San Diego in 1942, Ward served in the United States Air Force for no less than three years before beginning to study acting at the Helbert Berghof Studio in New York. Later, he moved to Italy where he found work dubbing films in English and appearing in some for director Roberto Rossellini.

But it wasn’t until Ward returned to the States that he landed his first major role, a role in Clint Eastwood’s 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz. From that moment on, her resume has been extended, starring in several films such as Panic in San Francisco, Chosen for Glory or Tremors.

1985’s Rowing, Unarmed and Dangerous, which was produced right after Prime Minister, was an attempt to turn Ward into an action star, but it was panned by critics and the film’s domestic gross was only $14. millions of dollars. But even though he never became an action star, many of his best roles still lay ahead of this project.

As for television, he has also had his roles in series such as The Hitchhiker, American Playhouse, Gun, Invasion: Earth, Dice, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Uncovered, The Rules of the Game and True Detective, among others.

Given this sad news, Kevin Bacon wanted to use his official Twitter account to dedicate a few words to Fred Ward:

Very sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to fighting subterranean worms, he couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I will always remember talking about his love of Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long, hot days in the desert. rest in peace Fred

His last acting job was playing Eddie Velcoro in the second season of True Detective in 2015.

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