Donald Sutherland, the prolific film and television actor whose long career stretched from M.A.S.H. to The Hunger Games, has died. He was 88.

Kiefer Sutherland, the actor’s son, confirmed his father’s death. No further details were immediately available.

“I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film,” Kiefer Sutherland said on X. “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.”

The tall and gaunt Canadian actor with a grin that could be sweet or diabolical was known for offbeat characters like Hawkeye Pierce in Robert Altman’s M.A.S.H., the hippie tank commander in Kelly’s Heroes and the stoned professor in Animal House.


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