Actor Fred Ward dies. He had the right stuff in movies from 'Tremors' to 'The Player' 

Actor Fred Ward has died, according to his publicist, Ron Hofmann. 

Fred Ward was 79 years old. 

Fred Ward’s rep Ron Hofmann said that his cause of death would not be revealed at this time 

Fred Ward is best known for his diverse roles in “Tremors,” “The Right Stuff” and Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,”  

Ward made his debut in 1979 alongside Clint Eastwood as his jailbreak buddy in “Escape From Alcatraz.” 

Fred Ward's latest role was in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective” as Eddie Velcoro 

Fred Ward was married twice, to Silvia Ward and Marie-France Ward 

Fred was survived by his wife Marie-France Ward and his son, Django Ward.