Donald Sutherland Dies at 88 After Long Illness

Donald Sutherland, the renowned actor famous for roles in “Pride & Prejudice,” “MAS*H,” and “The Hunger Games,” has died at 88 after battling an illness.

The Canadian actor’s career spanned seven decades, with his final appearance in the 2023 period drama “Miranda’s Victim.” Sutherland starred in almost 190 films and television programs and received an Academy Honorary Award in 2017.

He was the father of actor Kiefer Sutherland, known for “Designated Survivor” and “24.” Kiefer posted a heartfelt message on X, formerly Twitter, saying: “With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away… He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.”

Donald’s illness remains undisclosed.

Sutherland appeared in three films alongside his son Kiefer: “Max Dugan Returns,” “Forsaken,” and “A Time to K1ll.” He is best known for playing President Snow in “The Hunger Games,” a figure that was recently included in the prequel “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” represented by Tom Blyth.

Fans expressed their sorrow on X, with one writing, “He brought us so much joy and happiness and was one of the best performers there was. We have lost a legend, but his work lives on.”

Sutherland went on to win two Golden Globes for best supporting actor in “Citizen X” (1996) and “Path to War” (2003). He was also an anti-war activist, appearing in the 1972 film “F.T.A.,” based on a 1971 anti-Vietnam War touring show.

Donald Sutherland’s legacy lives on through his vast body of work and the joy he brought to fans worldwide.

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  1. Donald Sutherland was an extraordinary actor. I am so very sad that we will no longer be graced with his acting but he has left an unforgettable legacy with his movies. May he rest peacefully now !

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