Kevin Bacon releases a mournful statement as Tremors co-star Fred Ward dies at the age of 79, no cause of death has been provided.
Fred Ward was known for his films such as Tremors, True Detective, The Right Stuff, and Henry & June. Today, May 13th, 2022, Ward passed away at the age of 79 due to currently unprovided causes. Ward had nearly 90 appearances in his career that spanned five decades.
“So sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to battling underground worms I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I will always remember chatting about his love of Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long hot days in the high desert. Rest In Peace Fred.”
So sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to battling underground worms I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I will always remember chatting about his love of Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long hot days in the high desert. Rest In Peace Fred. pic.twitter.com/WLOB0iVwkd
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) May 13, 2022
Ward’s publicist, Ron Hofmann, confirmed Fred Ward’s death and released a statement praising Ward’s life.
“The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he was going to pop up, so unpredictable were his career choices,” said Hofmann in a statement. “He could play such diverse characters as Remo Williams, a cop trained by Chiun, Master of Sinanju (Joel Grey) to become an unstoppable assassin in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins; or Earl Bass, who, alongside Kevin Bacon, battles giant, worm-like monsters hungry for human flesh in ‘cult’ horror/comedy film, Tremors (1990); or a detective in the indie film Two Small Bodies (1993), directed by underground filmmaker Beth B.; or a terrorist planning to blow up the Academy Awards in The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994); or the father of the lead character in Jennifer Lopez’s revenge thriller Enough (2002); or the Major, Danny McBride’s overbearing ex-Marine father, in 30 Minutes or Less (2011).”
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Ward was born in San Diego and served for three years in the United States Airforce. He spent six months as an acting student in New York before quitting to take on various blue-collar jobs. Ward eventually traveled to Rome where he started his long and fruitful acting career in 1973.