Emmy Award-winning actor Donald Sutherland, renowned for his roles in “The Hunger Games” and “MAS*H,” has passed away at the age of 88. His death was confirmed by Fox News Digital on Thursday.

A Storied Career in Film and Television

Donald Sutherland’s acting career spanned over six decades, marked by a diverse range of roles that showcased his remarkable talent and versatility. He won two Golden Globes and a Critics Choice Award, cementing his place as one of the most respected actors in Hollywood.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Born in Saint John, Canada, Sutherland survived numerous childhood illnesses, including infantile paralysis, rheumatic fever, and spinal meningitis. These early life challenges were chronicled in his upcoming memoir, “Made Up, But Still True,” which is scheduled for publication in November.

Donald Sutherland and his son, Kiefer, in California, 1970.

Sutherland’s acting career began in the early 1960s. He gained significant attention with his role in the 1967 World War II film “The Dirty Dozen” and achieved widespread fame with his portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce in Robert Altman’s 1970 film “MAS*H.”

Iconic Roles and Memorable Performances

Throughout his career, Sutherland portrayed a variety of unique and compelling characters. He starred in notable films such as “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Animal House,” “Backdraft,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” and “Pride & Prejudice.” His role as President Snow in “The Hunger Games” series brought him to the attention of a new generation of fans.

Legacy and Impact

Sutherland’s impact on the film industry is immeasurable. His ability to bring depth and authenticity to his characters made him a beloved figure among audiences and critics alike. His work has left an indelible mark on the industry, influencing generations of actors.

As fans and colleagues mourn the loss of Donald Sutherland, his legacy lives on through his memorable performances and his contributions to cinema. His life’s work continues to inspire and entertain, ensuring that his memory will endure for years to come.