He was the author of 44 plays and several novels …
US actor Sam Shepard, known for her screen presence and more significant roles but also for its author qualities, died Thursday, announced on Monday a spokesman for his family to New York Times .
Contacted by AFP, the artist’s agent has refused to comment on the death of the man who had been nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1984 for The Right Stuff .
“One of the most original voices of his generation”
As revealed by the site broadwayworld.com , confirmed by the New York Times , Sam Shepard died last week at his home in the state of Kentucky. Actor ( The Right Stuff , Days of Heaven ) and writer ( Paris, Texas Wim Wenders in 1984 in particular), it was considered “one of the most original voices of his generation,” according to the New York Times . Author of 44 plays and several novels, he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his drama Buried Child .
In his private life, Sam Shepard had a relationship with the artist Patti Smith, and lived with actress Jessica Lange from 1982 to 2009, with whom he had two children.