On Sunday, actor
The Oscar winner was 71 years old.
His son said he passed away from natural causes at home.
Actor Ben Stiller took the loss especially hard.
He penned a long, touching tribute to Hurt on Twitter.
He explained that he had grown up with Hurt.
Stiller’s father worked with him on a Broadway play that ran for many years.
He explained that he talked to Stiller a lot about acting while he was growing up.
He said that Hurt inspired him and his sister to “be who we were and commit to the work.”