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Donald Sutherland dead at 88

The prolific actor, who appeared in many well known movies and TV shows, died in Miami after a long illness


Donald Sutherland, the tall, lean, and long-faced Canadian actor renowned for his roles in films such as “The Dirty Dozen,” “MASH,” “Klute,” and “Don’t Look Now,” died Thursday in Miami after a long illness, according to his representatives at CAA. He was 88.

Sutherland's prolific career spanned over half a century, earning him Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He played a wide range of characters, from villains and antiheroes to romantic leads and mentor figures. His popularity surged in the last decade with his role as President Snow in “The Hunger Games” franchise.

Sutherland's career began with low-budget horror films before his breakout role in 1967's “The Dirty Dozen.” He became a countercultural icon with his performance in the 1970 comedy “MASH,” and continued to make an impact with films like “Klute” and “Don’t Look Now.”

In recent years, he appeared in series such as “Lawmen: Bass Reeves,” “Swimming With Sharks,” and “The Undoing,” and films like “Ad Astra” and “The Burnt-Orange Heresy.”

Despite never receiving an Oscar nomination, Sutherland's performances in films like “Ordinary People” and “Without Limits” are often regarded as some of the finest of their time.

Sutherland is survived by his wife, Francine Racette, his children Roeg, Rossif, Angus, Kiefer, and Rachel, and four grandchildren. A private celebration of life will be held by the family.

[With information from Variety]

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