William Hurt, Star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' Dies

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor of "Broadcast News," "Body Heat" and "The Big Chill," has died. He was 71.

Hurt's son said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes.  He said Hurt died peacefully, among family.

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Deadline first reported Hurt's death.

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