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Donald Sutherland dead at 88: Star of M*A*S*H and The Hunger Games passing announced...


Hollywood icon Donald Sutherland has died at the age of 88.

The veteran Canadian actor's death from a long illness was announced by his movie star son Kiefer Sutherland Thursday. 

He died in Miami, according to his talent agency CAA. 

No further details were immediately available. 

Sutherland's career spanned over 60 years. He saw a resurgence in popularity with a younger audience in recent years thanks to his role as the evil President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise.

The Emmy and Golden Globe winner made a name for himself long before that, appearing on M*A*S*H, Klute and the 1970s horror movie Don't Look Now.

Before transitioning into a long career as a respected character actor, Sutherland epitomized the unpredictable, anti-establishment cinema of the 1970s. 

The tall and gaunt actor with a grin that could be sweet or diabolical was also known as the hippie tank commander in Kelly's Heroes and the stoned professor in Animal House.

Over the decades, Sutherland showed his range in more buttoned-down — but still eccentric — parts in Robert Redford's Ordinary People and Oliver Stone's JFK. 

In 2022, he appeared on what would be his last projects, Lawmen: Bass Reeves and Swimming With Sharks.

Sutherland was set to star in upcoming apocalyptic flick Heart Land, which is in pre-production.