American actor Fred Ward has died at the age of 79, his representative said. TMZ. The cause of death was not specified. Mr. Ward won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival in the Best Ensemble nomination for his role in the 1993 film Shorts.
The actor is known for his role as handyman Earl Bassett in the films Tremors (1989) and Tremors 2: Re-strike (1996). He also played in the films Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Big Business (1988), The Honest Courtesan (1998) and TV series True Detective, Grey’s Anatomy and ER.
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