Fred Ward, the star of Sweet Home Alabama, died at the age of 79.

Fred Ward died on May 8, according to sources . Ward played Eddie Velcoro, the father of Colin Farrell's detective in True Detective .

Fred Ward, a veteran star best known for his roles in Tremors, Henry and June, and Sweet Home Alabama, has passed away.Ward died on May 8, according to the sources.He wasThere was no cause or place of death as a result of the accident.Ward played Eddie Velcoro, the father of Colin Farrells Det.

Ray Velcoro.Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Miami Blues, and Short Cuts were among his other notable roles.Ward is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and son Django Ward.