RIP Fred Ward

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

The star, who brought a cool gruffness to films that included The Right Stuff, Henry and June and The Player, died Sunday, May 8 at the age of 79.

Action fans will know Fred from such films as Tremors, 2 Guns, Chain Reaction, Armored, Uncommon Valor, Exit Speed, Full Disclosure, Miami Blues, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann and of course, Remo Williams: The Adventure Continues.

No cause of death was given.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.