1:31 p.m. PT — Kevin Bacon just posted a nice tribute to Ward, saying, “So sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to fighting underground worms, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I will always remember talking about his love for Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long hot days in the high desert. Rest In Peace Fred.”
Fred Wardwho starred in “Tremors” alongside Kevin Bacon died at the age of 79.
A rep for Ward told TMZ he died on May 8, while the cause of death is still unclear, his rep said the actor’s dying wish is for memorial tributes to be paid to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.
“Tremors” was certainly Ward’s most recognized role, but he won a Golden Globe as a cast member of “The Right Stuff.” Throughout his career, Ward has also had roles in ‘True Detective’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘ER’, ‘Miami Blues’, ‘The Player’ and ‘Short Cuts’.
While “Tremors” premiered in 1990…Ward continued his career in Hollywood until 2018, his rep says he spent the last years of his life painting.
Ward leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Marie-France district and his son, Django.
Originally Posted — 8:12 AM PT