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Donald Sutherland, Hunger Games star, passes away

Hunger Games, Kelly's Heroes actor Donald Sutherland dies at age of 88

By Web Desk
June 20, 2024
Donald Sutherland, Hunger Games star, passes away
Donald Sutherland, Hunger Games star, passes away

Hunger Games and Kelly's Heroes actor Donald Sutherland has breathed his last at the age of 88, his son has confirmed in a statement.

The 88-year-old Canadian actor's son Kiefer Sutherland said in a statement: "With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film."

He continued: "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."

Sutherland was considered one of the greatest actors to never have received an Academy Award nomination. His career stretched from 1970s to the 2020s. He received an honourary statute in 2017.

Sutherland emerged as an actor in the 1960s and later starred in "Klute", "MASH", "Don’t Look Now" and "Animal House".

A statement from the CAA group added: “Acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland died today in Miami, Florida, after a long illness. He was 88 years old.”

Sutherland has almost 200 credits to his name, including The Dirty Dozen. His breakout role was as Hawkeye Pierce during Korean War comedy MASH.