The Hunger Games star Donald Sutherland dies aged 88

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Star of The Hunger Games Donald Sutherland has died at the age of 88 following a long illness. His son, actor Kiefer Sutherland confirmed the news in a post on X.

Sharing a photo of himself with his dad Kiefer penned: "With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away.

"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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A statement from agency CAA said: “Acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland died today in Miami, Florida, after a long illness. He was 88 years old.”

Sutherland won a Golden Globe for the television movie Path To War and another gong along with an Emmy Award for the the mini-series Citizen X. In 2017 he received an Academy Honorary Award for his acting.

Sutherland’s most recent roles included The Hunger Games film franchise as dictator president Coriolanus Snow, and as a judge in the 2023 TV show Lawmen: Bass Reeves.