According to Deadline, Pulitzer Prize-winning actor and playwright, Sam Shepard, has died at age 73. He died on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by family, a family spokesman revealed. He had been suffering from ALS, or Lou Gherig’s disease.
Shepard had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He was most recently seen in the Netflix series Bloodline.
In 1979 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Buried Child. He was the author of 44 plays.