Kiefer Sutherland Mourns Death of Father Donald Sutherland After He Passed Away at 88

The late actor, who starred in a slew of hit movies such as 'The Hunger Games', 'The Dirty Dozen', passed away on Thursday, June 20 in Miami after a long illness.

AceShowbiz - Kiefer Sutherland is mourning the death of his father Donald Sutherland. Announcing that his dad passed away at the age of 88, the "Designated Survivor" star took to social media to pay his final tribute.

Making use of Instagram on Thursday, June 20, the 57-year-old shared a black-and-white photo of his father posing with him when he was a baby. "With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away," he penned.

"I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film," he added. "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."

Donald starred in a slew of hit movies such as "The Hunger Games", "The Dirty Dozen", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Ordinary People", "M*A*S*H", "Don't Look Now", "Klute" and "Animal House".

Per Deadline report, Donald passed away on Thursday in Miami after a long illness. Throughout his career, the late actor was never nominated for an Oscar, but he got an Honorary Oscar in 2017.

"I wish I could say thank you to all the characters I've played," the Hollywood star, who was born on July 17, 1935, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, said during his acceptance speech. "Thank them for using their lives to inform my lives."

Donald rose to fame with 1970's "M*A*S*H", playing the martini-drinking Hawkeye. In a 1970 interview for the CBC program "Telescope", he said about his character in the movie, "When you are in a field station like we were, it is insane to watch human bodies come flying into a camp that are wrecked for no reason at all. That kind of insanity created an environment, a kind of mini-society, that was in chaos. To a lot of people, that represents a kind of society that we have today."

In 2011, Donald revealed he survived serious illness as a child. "The first word I said was neck. My mother turned around and said, 'What did he say?' My sister said, 'He said, 'Neck.' ' My neck was killing me. That was a sign of polio. One leg’s a little shorter, but I survived."

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