Fred Ward is another name added to the list of people who died in 2022. Tremors actor Fred died at the age of 79. The most shocking part of his death is that he died on Sunday, May 8, 2022, but his manager Ron Hoffman made the news public on Friday, May 14.
Who was Fred Ward? Wiki Bio
Born on December 30, 1942, Freddie Joe Ward was an American actor and producer. He was born in San Diego, California, USA, and made his acting debut in the 1970s. After working for a while, he got into numerous top Hollywood films to star as the protagonist.
Some famous movies include Tremors, Henry & June, Sweet Home Alabama, Enough, etc.
Ward shot to fame for his portrayal of Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff, released in 1983. Its story was about the US space programme and starred Sam Shepard and Dennis Quaid. He is also known for his roles in Silkwood and Swing Shift, released in 1984.
Fred also made appearances on the television series True Detective. By portraying Eddie Velcoro in True Detectives, he was slowed down. The actor was also a former US Air Force veteran and had appeared in around 70 Hollywood films and TV shows.
He also appeared in Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Chain Reaction, Dangerous Beauty, Invasion Earth, and The Crow: Salvation. (Also Read: Fred Ward Obituary: Funeral Service To Take Place On This Day.)
Was Fred Ward Married? Did he have a wife?
In his entire lifespan, Ward got married three times. In 1965, he married his first wife, Carla Evonne. But, t he couple filed for divorce and separated within a year only. Then, he came across his second wife, Silvia Ward. The couple was blessed with a son, Django – a musician. Regarding their divorce, not much information could be found.
In 1995, Ward married Marie-France Boisselle, his third wife. TMZ states that Boisselle had filed for divorce in 2013 but changed her mind later.
Fred Ward’s Death Cause: How did he die?
There is no official statement on what the Golden Globe winner died off. So, we don’t know the cause of the death of Fred Ward. The publicly available statement by his publicist confirmed that the actor passed away on May 8, 2022, at the age of 79.
Tributes started pouring in as soon as Fred’s publicist shared the news of his death.
I just found out that Fred Ward died on May 8. Boy, did I love that guy. His portrayal of Gus Grissom in THE RIGHT STUFF just kills me every time I watch that film (which is a lot). He also made a great Henry Miller. Today, let’s all scowl in his honor. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nioEI2xjK4
— Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) May 13, 2022
Farewell to Fred Ward who gifted us with so many rugged, funny and relatable characters throughout his career and always had charm to burn. Loved him in ‘Tremors’, ‘Miami Blues’, ‘The Right Stuff’, ‘The Player’, ‘Southern Comfort’ and more. RIP and thanks for all the movies x pic.twitter.com/i7fWmzYzc1
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 13, 2022
RIP, Fred Ward, a great character actor whose big shot at leading man status, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, unfortunately flopped, but who kept giving great, lived-in performances for the rest of his career. pic.twitter.com/X3NnD3PgnX
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) May 13, 2022