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Famous actor Fred Ward, best known for his roles in films such as “The Right Stuff”, “Tremors” and “Escape From Alcatraz”, died Sunday at the age of 79, told CBS News. Ward’s cause of death was not disclosed.

Before Ward’s film career began in the early 1970s, he held several other titles, according to his publisher’s bio: He served three years in the U.S. Air Force and also worked short-term as a cook, boxer, and lumberjack. Alaska.

According to the biography, after his acting career began, he became known for the versatility of his roles, the biographer says that he was a cop or the author of erotic stories in “Henry and Jane,” the world’s first NC-17 movie. Her first major role came in 1979 in Clint Eastwood’s “Escape from Alcatraz”; Soon after, he coincidentally played a time traveler in the 1982 film “Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann.”

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Actor Fred Ward and his wife, Marie France, arrive at the premiere of “10.5” at the Laemmles Monica Theater in Santa Monica, California, on April 28, 2004.

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The following year, he played Air Force captain and Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom in the acclaimed film adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff.”

“The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never know where he would turn out, his career choices were so unpredictable,” his biographer said. He has also appeared in TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Leverage” and “True Detective”.

In the last years of his life, he spent time painting what his publisher called “his second favorite art form”.

He was survived by his wife, Marie-France Ward, and son, Django Ward. He asked for any tribute in the form of donations to Boston University’s Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

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