BREAKING: A True Superstar Has Died

( – A true American superstar, renowned Hollywood icon Donald Sutherland, has passed away at the age of 88, his son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, has announced.

See the announcement by Kiefer Sutherland in the tweet below!

“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. 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 than that. A life well lived,” Kiefer Sutherland wrote on X.

Donald Sutherland’s illustrious career included leading roles in major films such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “Ordinary People,” “MAS*H,” “Don’t Look Now,” “Klute,” and “Animal House.”

He died in Miami on Thursday following a protracted illness, as reported by Deadline, The Daily Caller reports.

Despite his remarkable body of work, Sutherland never received an Oscar nomination, although he was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2017.

“I wish I could say thank you to all the characters I’ve played. Thank them for using their lives to inform my lives,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Sutherland’s personal life was equally full, The New York Post writes in a report.

He was married three times: to Lois Hardwick from 1959 until 1966, to Shirley Douglas from 1966 until 1970—with whom he had children Kiefer and Rachel—and to actress Francine Racette from 1972 until his death, with whom he fathered sons Rossif, Angus Redford, and Roeg.

Born on July 17, 1935, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Sutherland enjoyed a career that spanned more than six decades and included over 200 film and television credits.

He first gained significant attention for his role in 1970’s “MAS*H” as the martini-drinking Hawkeye.

“When you are in a field station like we were, it is insane to watch human bodies come flying into a camp that are wrecked for no reason at all. That kind of insanity created an environment, a kind of mini-society, that was in chaos. To a lot of people, that represents a kind of society that we have today,” Sutherland said in a 1970 CBC program “Telescope.”

Overcoming polio as a child, Sutherland revealed in a 2011 Esquire interview, “The first word I said was neck. My mother turned around and said, ‘What did he say?’ My sister said, ‘He said, ‘Neck.” My neck was killing me. That was a sign of polio. One leg’s a little shorter, but I survived.”

His career also included notable roles in television, earning him a Golden Globe for “Path to War” and both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the miniseries “Citizen X.” Sutherland’s extensive television work also spanned series such as “Trust,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” and “The Pillars of the Earth.”

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