Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize Winner & Actor, Dead

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Actor, playwright and celebrated author Sam Shepard passes.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports:

Sam Shephard, who will be remembered by many of his achievements, including his Oscar nominated turn as Chuck Yeager in the film 'The Right Stuff' has died...

A family spokesperson said Monday Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig's Disease, he was 73-years-old.

Shepard, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for the play "Buried Child." He was nominated two more times in the 80's. By the time he was 30, he had already written 30 produced plays in New York.

He collaborated with Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. He was with actress Jessica Lange for nearly three decades and appeared in dozens of films, including "Steel Magnolias," "Mud," "Black Hawk Down" and was in Netflix's series "Bloodline."

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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