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Donald Sutherland Dies At 88 After Long Battle With Illness

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It has been reported that prolific actor Donald Sutherland has died at the age of 88 after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. Sutherland was known for starring in films like The Dirty DozenMASH, Klute, Animal House, Ordinary People, Pride & Prejudice, and The Hunger Games franchise and also won an Emmy for his role in Citizen X.

The 2017 Honorary Oscar awardee is the father of Kiefer Sutherland, celebrated for his performances in 24 and Designated Survivor, as well as Roeg Sutherland, a seasoned executive at CAA Media Finance.

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Remembering the legacy of Donald Sutherland

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, Donald Sutherland, 1978, © United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection

Kiefer confirmed the tragic news with a post on X, saying, “With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.”

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In addition to his Citizen X Emmy, he also received a Golden Globe for his role in the television movie Path to War. His extensive television credits include The Undoing, Trust, Dirty Sexy Money, and The Pillars of the Earth, among many others.

ORDINARY PEOPLE, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, 1980. (c) Paramount Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

Sutherland is survived by his wife, Francine Racette, his sons Roeg, Rossif, Angus, and Kiefer, his daughter Rachel, and four grandchildren. The family will hold a private celebration of his life.

This is a developing story.

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