American actor William Hart dies at 71

American actor William Hart, whose career has included prominent roles in films including "Kiss of the Spider-Woman" and "Broadcast News", has died at the age of 71.

"It is with profound sadness that the Hart family mourns the passing of William Hart, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor, one week before his 72nd birthday," his son Will Hart said, according to the New York Daily News.

"He died peacefully among his family naturally.

The family requests privacy at this time.”

Hart has been nominated for an Academy Award four times and won Best Actor in 1985 for "The Case of the Spider-Woman."

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