Actor William Hurt, who won an Oscar for 1985's drama Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died aged 71.

It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday.

He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes," reads the statement from his son Will (via Variety).

More recently, Hurt featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thaddeus Ross, a US Army general who first appears in 2008's The Incredible Hulk

Later, he appears in 2021's Black Widow as the US Secretary of State. Hurt won the best actor Oscar for Kiss of the Spider Woman early in his career.