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Kathleen Turner remembers William Hurt: “I’m grateful for the time we spent together”


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Kathleen Turner remembers her former co-star, the late William Hurt.

Turner, 67, shared with Fox News Digital that Hurt “was a glorious actor” and is “grateful for our time together.”

“We didn’t just work on ‘Body Heat’ with Larry Kasdan, the three of us also worked on ‘Accidental Tourist’,” Turner explained.

Turner and Hurt starred side by side in the 1981 detective film, “Body Heat.” This film is considered one of Hurt’s greatest early career successes.
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“A complicated and deeply intelligent man, he was a glorious actor. I’m grateful for the time we spent together.”

ACTOR WILLIAM HURT DEAD AT 71

Turner and Hurt starred side by side in the 1981 detective film, “Body Heat.” The film is considered one of Hurt’s greatest early career successes.

The duo also worked together on “Accidental Tourist” in 1988.

Kathleen Turner remembers her former co-star, William Hurt, after his passing on Sunday.

Kathleen Turner remembers her former co-star, William Hurt, after his passing on Sunday.
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Hurt, whose terse charisma and assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the leading men of the 1980s in films such as ‘Broadcast News’, ‘Body Heat’ and ‘The Big Chill’, was 71 years when he died.

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Hurt’s son, Will, said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes. Hurt passed away peacefully, with family, his son said.

The Hollywood Reporter said he died at his home in Portland, Oregon. Deadline first reported Hurt’s death. Hurt had previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to the bones in 2018.

Hurt's son, Will, said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes.  Hurt passed away peacefully, with family, his son said.

Hurt’s son, Will, said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes. Hurt passed away peacefully, with family, his son said.
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Over the course of a long career, Hurt was nominated for an Oscar four times, winning for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” in 1985.

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After his breakthrough in “Altered States” scripted by Paddy Chayefsky in 1980 as a psychopathologist studying schizophrenia and experiencing sensory deprivation, Hurt quickly became an ’80s mainstay.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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