Born in San Diego, Ward made a debut as an actor the 1970s before he hit the jackpot by appearing in numerous top Hollywood films as a leading protagonist.
His famous films included Tremors, Henry & June, Sweet Home Alabama and Enough among others. He earned plenty of plaudits for his character in the 1983 film The Right Stuff, where he played the role of Gus Grissom
He had slowed down lately with his last role being as Eddie Velcoro for two episodes of the series True Detective. A former US Air Force veteran, Ward appeared in 70 Hollywood films and several TV shows.
Ward married thrice with his wife being Carla Evonne Stewart, who he tied the knot with in 1965. However, he divorced her only a year later.
Ward married Silvia Ward from whom he has his son Django, who is a musician by profession. Not much information is available about their divorce and the date they separated.
Ward tied the knot with Marie-France Boisselle in 1995. According to the TMZ website, Boisselle filed for divorce in 2013 but changed her mind later.
It’s not known what caused the death of Golden Globe winning actor. A statement by his publicist simply read, “I am sad to announce the passing of acclaimed actor Fred Ward, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at age 79.”