donsr
 member, 2586 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 19:29
RIP Fred Ward
 I really liked watchign this Guy, so many good,'tough guys' who had to learn the way?   Remo Williams.... Tremors..The Right Stuff..

 alot of  the character learnign as he  went along... damn shame..he was 79
ShadoPrism
 member, 1414 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 13 May 2022
at 21:14
RIP Fred Ward
From Wikipedia

Freddie Joe Ward (December 30, 1942 May 8, 2022) was an American actor and producer. Starting with a role in an Italian television movie in 1973, he long took parts in such diverse films as Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift and Short Cuts.

So far no cause of death has been given.
Shannara
 moderator, 3887 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Fri 13 May 2022
at 21:31
RIP Fred Ward
I loved his character in Tremors.   Sorry to hear of his passing.
ClockworkDreams
 member, 6 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 22:33
RIP Fred Ward
As a kid,   think Remo Williams was my second most watch movie... behind The Last Unicorn.

Might have to see if I can find somewhere.
donsr
 member, 2587 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 22:41
RIP Fred Ward
My late  Wife  Liked    remo  Williams and tremors.. we watched  The right stuff together  as well..

  there'as alot of good ones  we lost  this year already
phoenix9lives
 member, 1096 posts
 A brain driving a bone
 mecha with flesh armor
Sat 14 May 2022
at 00:01
RIP Fred Ward
What a shame.  Such a wonderful actor.  He knew his craft.
1492
 member, 26 posts
 I like monkeys
Sat 14 May 2022
at 01:18
RIP Fred Ward
Great character actor. Lots of memorable parts. Very minor one in "Road Trip" but he was hilarious as the hard nosed dad of the geeky kid (played by DJ Qualls).

Thanks for the memories, and RIP.
facemaker329
 member, 7404 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Sat 14 May 2022
at 02:54
RIP Fred Ward
I thought of him as just another character actor, until I saw him in The Right Stuff.  That opened my eyes, and when I rewatch his other stuff, I get glimpses of just how great an actor he really was.  Definitely didn't get the recognition he deserved, at least from Hollywood...fans were another matter, especially with Tremors.

Sad to hear he's gone.
Jarodemo
 member, 969 posts
 My hovercraft
 is full of eels
Sat 14 May 2022
at 06:57
RIP Fred Ward
As a kid,  Uncommon Valor was just such an awesome movie. Despite the cheesiness of the film, his character was very human.

RIP
Silverlock
 member, 142 posts
Sun 15 May 2022
at 00:28
RIP Fred Ward
Earl Bassett, in Tremors, and the stampede quote. Tremors is a nearly perfect movie, made on a tiny budget, but it worked and worked well.