Renowned Actor Donald Sutherland Passes Away at 88

Donald Sutherland, the esteemed Emmy Award winner, has died at his Miami home after a prolonged illness. Born on July 17, 1935, in New Brunswick, Canada, Sutherland overcame a childhood marked by serious illnesses, including polio and meningitis.

Sutherland’s acting career spanned decades, beginning with his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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He gained fame in the iconic war film “The Dirty Dozen” (1967) and later landed the lead role in the hit film “MASH” (1970).

Renowned Actor Donald Sutherland Passes Away at 88Throughout the 1970s, he solidified his status as a Hollywood leading man, starring in acclaimed films like “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now,” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

Donald Sutherland (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Sutherland’s versatility shone in various genres, from comedy in “Animal House” to drama in “Ordinary People” (1980). He also excelled in television, winning an Emmy for “Citizen X” (1995) and a Golden Globe for “Path to War” (2002). The younger generation knew him as the villainous President Coriolanus Snow in “The Hunger Games” series.

Despite never receiving an Oscar nomination, Sutherland was honored with an Academy Honorary Award in 2017 for his lifetime contributions.

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He was married to actress Francine Racette for 52 years and had five children, including actor Kiefer Sutherland. Donald Sutherland’s remarkable legacy and iconic performances will be deeply missed.

Rest in peace to the iconic actor Donald Sutherland who lent his talents to so many great, classic movies — you will be missed 💔🥲