Thursday, July 25, 2024

Acting great, Donald Sutherland, dies at 88

Veteran actor, Donald Sutherland, best known for roles in M*A*S*HKlute and The Hunger Games, has died at the age of 88.

Sutherland died on Thursday in Miami after a long illness, according to his agency, CAA.

“With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away,” his son, Kiefer Sutherland, wrote in a post on Instagram.

“I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly.

“He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.”

Jacqueline Bisset, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland at the opening of Fonda’s film, ‘Free the Army.’

The Canadian’s big break in the screen industry came when he was cast in the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen.

His career spanned more than 50 years and 140 film credits. His most recent role was in the series Trust in which he played oil tycoon, J Paul Getty.

He was nominated for a total of nine Golden Globes and in 2017 received an Honorary Academy Award.

Sutherland had abeen married three times – to Lois May Hardwick, Shirley Douglas and Francine Racette.

He had two children – Keifer and Rachel from his second wife, Shirley Douglas and three – Rossif, Angus and Roeg – with Francine Racette.

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