Actor Donald Sutherland, who starred in the films Ordinary People and The Hunger Games, has passed away. See how old he was…

Actor Donald Sutherland passed suddenly. He had a long career and was best known for his roles in The Hunger Games and other motion pictures and television series.

His age was eighty-eight. After a lengthy illness, Sutherland passed away on Thursday, June 20, in Miami, according to Missy Davy of the CAA, who talked with People.

“The family will hold a private celebration of life,” Davy stated in his statement. The actor is survived by his five children, including his 24-year-old son Kiefer, an actor, as well as his five grandchildren.

He and the actress Shirley Douglas, his ex-wife, have a son together. Actress Francine Racette and Sutherland were married in 1972, and they went on to have three children together: Roeg, Rossif, and Angus.

Sutherland and Lois Hardwick were an earlier couple. Furthermore, he is the father of Rachel, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 86. Sutherland,

who costarred with Keira Knightley and Hawkeye Pierce in the 1970 film M*A*S*H, portrayed the part of Mr. Bennet in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice.

In addition, Sutherland starred in a number of well-known motion pictures, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Ordinary People (1980).

He also acted alongside Jennifer Lawrence in all four of the Hunger Games films as the evil President Snow.

He has been in several TV series recently, such as Swimming with Sharks, Trust, and The Undoing. In 2017, Sutherland received an Honorary Academy Award “for a lifetime of indelible characters, rendered with unwavering truthfulness.”

This was true throughout his long career, which truly took off after the release of The Dirty Dozen in 1967, even though he was never nominated for a competitive Oscar.

In 1995, Sutherland was honored with an Emmy for the television film Citizen X. He stated that the accolade “is very important to me, that it is very important to my family” during his acceptance speech.

It feels like a door has opened, letting in a nice, crisp air. “I wish I could say thank you to all of the characters I’ve played, thank you for allowing their lives to influence my life,” he remarked.

“I wish I had more time to express my gratitude to you.” “I wish I could express my gratitude to all of the individuals who have made me possible to be here.”

“And, of course, thank you to Francine Racette, from whom everything has come — that’s my family from whom everything has come, and to whom everything is owed,” he added in his statement.

He was speaking of his spouse. Over the course of our over 45-year partnership, she has supported me with her intelligence,

her sense of style, her teaching, her intuition, her ability to make me laugh even in the most trying situations, and her unshakable faith in me.

“Her ability to take in and maintain the extraordinary ups and downs of this crazy movie life that we have been through is one of the most impressive things,” Sutherland said.

In my opinion, she deserves a medal for it. I’m going to get you a medal, Francine, to put it another way.

In 2022, Kiefer discussed with The Guardian how he was inspired to seek a career in Hollywood by his well-known father’s work.

He told reporters, “It’s difficult to think of another actor who’s been as prolific and made films as diverse as The Hunger Games, Don’t Look Now, Fellini’s Casanova, and Ordinary People.”

“His influence was to make my career as interesting and diverse as possible; it was really cool that he taught me by doing rather than by saying.”

Sutherland claimed in a 2014 interview with Variety that he had no clue how well-known his role in The Hunger Games would get—to the point that teenage fans would beg for pictures of him years after the movie’s premiere.

A younger version of Sutherland’s character Coriolanus Snow is portrayed by Tom Blyth in the prequel film The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Usually, the young woman would ask, “Why do you look so mean?” just before the photo is taken. Sutherland joked, “I was at my dermatologist, and she asked me what I was going to do next.”

He also related the story of when he realized the franchise was a big deal. I told her that I would be doing a piece titled The Hunger Games.

She gasped suddenly and invited them all inside the room, and they all hurried to open the door. That was when I started to get the first hint that it might be something important.

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