A renown Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author has died. Sam Shepard died at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Monday. He was 73.
Shepard grew up on a California ranch, and produce 44 plays and several books, memoirs and short stories.
His 1979 play Buried Child won the Pulitzer for Drama.
He also appeared in dozens of films, but was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the 1983 film, The Right Stuff.
Shepard recently starred in the first season of the Netflix series Bloodline.