'Cold In July' Portraits - 2014 Sundance Film FestivalActor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky, the New York Times confirmed, due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease). He was 73.

Shepard was Oscar nominated for his supporting role as test pilot Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff," and was most recently seen as the Rayburn family father in Netflix's "Bloodline." He was also a renowned playwright, winning the Pulitzer for drama in 1979 for "Buried Child."

Shepard and Jessica Lange met on the set of the 1982 film "Frances" and were together for almost 30 years before separating in 2009. They had two children together, Hannah and Samuel. He was married to actress O-Lan Jones from 1969 to 1984, and they had a son, Jesse.

Stars reacted to Shepard's passing, as the news broke on Monday, July 31:

Shepard's final film, "Never Here," premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2017 and will be distributed by Vertical Entertainment.

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