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Actor Donald Sutherland, known for The Hunger Games and MASH, dies at 88 in Miami

Donald Sutherland, the well-known actor famous for *The Hunger Games* and many other movies and TV shows, has died at the age of 88. He passed away on Thursday, June 20, in Miami after being ill for a long time. His family will have a private celebration to honor his life.

Sutherland is survived by his five children and five grandchildren. His son Kiefer Sutherland, also an actor, is from his marriage to Shirley Douglas, who died in 2020. He was also married to Lois Hardwick before marrying actress Francine Racette in 1972, with whom he had three sons: Roeg, Rossif, and Angus. He also had a daughter, Rachel, with Douglas.

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland dies at 88

Sutherland’s acting career includes many memorable roles. He played Mr. Bennet in the 2005 movie *Pride and Prejudice*, Hawkeye Pierce in the 1970 film *M*A*S*H*, and President Snow in *The Hunger Games* series. He also starred in movies like *Ordinary People* and *Invasion of the Body Snatchers*. Recently, he appeared in TV shows like *The Undoing*, *Trust*, and *Swimming with Sharks*.

Throughout his career, Sutherland won several awards, including an Emmy for the TV movie *Citizen X* and an Honorary Academy Award in 2017 for his lifetime of work. Despite never being nominated for a competitive Oscar, his career took off after his role in the 1967 film *The Dirty Dozen*. In his speech for the Honorary Oscar, he expressed gratitude to his family and colleagues for their support.

Sutherland often spoke highly of his wife, Francine Racette, crediting her for supporting him throughout his career. His son, Kiefer, said that his father’s diverse and prolific career inspired his own path in Hollywood. Sutherland’s role as President Snow in *The Hunger Games* became iconic, with young fans often recognizing and asking him for photos long after the movies were released.

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