Jane Fonda On The Passing Of Donald Sutherland: “I Am Heartbroken”

Jane Fonda is speaking out about the passing of Donald Sutherland, her co-star from the Alan J. Pakula crime drama Klute.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Fonda recalled how much she enjoyed working with Sutherland and the many adventures they ended up taking together.

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“I am stunned to hear that Donald Sutherland has died,” she wrote. “He was my fascinating co-star in Klute and we loved working together. In this photo we are on the Klute set with director Alan Pakula. Donald was a brilliant actor and a complex man who shared quite a few adventures with me, such as the FTA Show, an anti-Vietnam war tour that performed for 60,000 active duty soldiers, sailors, and marines in Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines, and Japan in 1971. I am heartbroken.”

In Klute, Sutherland played opposite Fonda as New York gumshoe John Klute, who is hired to find a chemical company executive who has disappeared. Fonda won her first Oscar for the role, and Andy Lewis & Dave Lewis were nominated for their Original Screenplay.

Sutherland, 88, died Thursday in Miami after a long illness. He starred in scores of films from The Dirty DozenMASH and Klute to Animal House and Ordinary People to Pride & Prejudice and The Hunger Games franchise and won an Emmy for Citizen X.

The 2017 Honorary Oscar recipient also is the father of Emmy-winning 24 and Designated Survivor actor Kiefer Sutherland and veteran CAA Media Finance exec Roeg Sutherland.

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