Actor and Writer Sam Shepard Dead at 73

Hollywood is in mourning.

Sam Shepard — actor, Pulitzer-winning writer, and longtime partner of Jessica Lange — passed away at the age of 73 this weekend.

Via TMZ:

Sam had been battling with ALS and reportedly died Sunday peacefully in his Kentucky home. The website Broadway World reported he was surrounded by his children and sisters.

Sam won the coveted Pulitzer Prize back in 1979 for the play Buried Child. He penned 44 plays and was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for the 1983 film, The Right Stuff.

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