Character actor Donald Sutherland, star of MASH and Hunger Games, died Thursday in Miami after a long illness. He was 88.

Donald’s son, actor Kiefer Sutherland confirmed the news in a social media post.

“With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away,” he wrote on X/Twitter on Thursday. “I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. 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. A life well lived.”

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Sutherland is best known for his roles in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Klute, The Dirty Dozen, Ordinary People, Outbreak, and National Lampoon’s Animal House.

He is considered one of the best actors to never have received an Academy Award nomination.

In 2017, he received an Honorary Academy Award.


Sutherland played the lead role as “Hawkeye” Pierce in the movie M*A*S*H in 1970. Actor Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce in the hit television series M*A*S*H that aired from 1972-1983.

Sutherland is survived by his third wife, Francine Racette, and 5 children.