By Bill O’Neil
Actor and playwright Sam Shepard has died.
Shepard may best be remembered for is Academy Award nominated portrayal of Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff.” Other film credits include “Black Hawk Down,” “The Pelican Brief,” and “The Notebook.”
Shepard also won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1978 play “Buried Child.”
He had two children with Jessica Lange before the couple separated in 2009.
Shepard died at his home in Kentucky at the age of 73.