Donald Sutherland, the ace Hollywood actor, has passed away at the age of 88. 


Kiefer, the son of the actor, announced his father’s death on Thursday.

He described his father as “one of the most important actors in the history of film” who “never felt apprehensive” in any role.

Kiefer said his father lived well by showing love for his profession.


“With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away,” he wrote in part.

“I 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. A life well lived.”

Creative Artists Agency, the media representative of Sutherland, was quoted saying the 88-year-old actor died in a hospital after a prolonged illness.

Born in July 1935, Sutherland started his career as a Canadian actor.

His career spans over seven decades with stock-piled awards including a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe.


Sutherland is cited as one of the best actors who didn’t receive an Oscar nomination but got an honorary award in 2017.

The late actor starred in films such as ‘The Dirty Dozen’ (1967), ‘M*A*S*H’ (1970), and ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ (1970).

He also featured in ‘Klute’ (1971), ‘Don’t Look Now’ (1973), ‘The Day of the Locust’ (1975), ‘Fellini’s Casanova’ (1976), ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ (1976), and ‘1900’ (1976).

Other movies include ‘Animal House’ (1978), ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (1978), ‘Ordinary People’ (1980), ‘Eye of the Needle’ (1981), ‘A Dry White Season’ (1989), ‘Backdraft’ (1991), and ‘JFK’ (1991).


Sutherland starred with his son Kiefer in the 2015 movie ‘Forsaken’.

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