Donald Sutherland, ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘M*A*S*H’ star, dies at 88 (includes video story)

Canadian actor Donald Sutherland, known for his performances in the Hunger Games series and film classics like “M*A*S*H,” is dead at age 88.

Sutherland passed away on Thursday, June 20, in Miami, where he resided the last 12 years of his life. His representatives at Creative Artists Agency stated “a long illness” as the cause of his death.

Born in Saint John, Canada in 1935, Sutherland rose to fame in the 1970s after starring in box-office hits such as “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “M*A*S*H” (1970), and “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970). Within his six-decade-long career, he achieved numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award (1995), two Golden Globe Awards (1996, 2003), and an induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2011). Sutherland is remembered by most young fans for his role as the cruel and ambitious President Snow in the young adult film franchise, “The Hunger Games.” In his final role as Judge Laurance T. Wren in “Miranda’s Victim” (2023), he portrays one of the justices who shaped the Supreme Court’s Miranda v. Arizona landmark case.

Sutherland is survived by his wife, Francine Racette, and his five children, Kiefer, Rossif, Rachel, Angus, Roeg.

“He loved what he did and did what he loved,” said Kiefer, Sutherland’s eldest. “One can never ask for more than that.”

Christina Harris is a junior majoring in digital journalism with a minor in English. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field dealing with television.