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The perfect pair also welcomed their first child, a son named Jessed Mojo, born in 1970. His son now is an established author, who wrote a book of short stories published in 2003 in SanFrancisco.
However, their marriage turned into a disaster when Sam started having an affair with famous artist and singer, Patti Smith for one year but the duo finally split in the year 1971.
Patti Smith, Sam's girlfriend, Source: Pinterest
Despite the infidelity, the couple continued their relationship and moved to London. However, they filed for divorce and got divorced in the year 1984.
After the divorce, he met Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange while filming the movie Frances and fell in love.
Sam Shepard with his ex-wife actress Jessica Lange, Source: Heavy
They were in a live-in relationship and were together for almost thirty years. The pair was madly in love but never got married.
They shared two children, Hannah Jane born in 1985 and Samuel Walker Shepard born in 1987. Despite the long term relationship, the pair separated in the year 2009.
Actor Sam Shepard and actress Jessica Lange (C) pose with family members Shura Baryshnikov (2nd L), her husband Bruce Bryan (L), Hanna Shepard and Walker Shepard (R) at The Film Society of Lincoln Center honors Jessica Lange at Avery Fisher Hall April 17, 2006, Source: Heavy
After the separation, he was not linked with any actresses or another mystery woman and he maintained his status as single.
Facts and Career of late actor Sam Shepard
Born and raised in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, U.S, Sam Shepard was the legendary American actor, playwright, director, and screen writer.
Academy Award nominated actor received Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Buried Child.
Was nicknamed as "Steve Rogers" after his father's name.
His father served in United States Army Air Forces as a bomber pilot was a raging alcoholic.
His mother was a teacher in Chicago.
started working when he was a child.
graduated from Duarte High School in 1961 and studied agriculture nearby at Mt. San Antonio College.
When he was 21, he worked as a busboy at The Village Gate in New York City.
He joined Off Broadway theater in 1962 and started doing dramas and theater movies.
He also started writing plays which became popular and led him to win six Obie Awards.
For his play, Bruied Child (1982) he won Pulitzer Award.
His successful plays include Oh! Calcutta!, Angel City, Suicide in B Flat, A Lie of the Mind, Tongues, The Notebook, Ages of the Moon, Heartless and much more.
He won Gold Medal for Drama, Theater Hall of Fame, Outstanding Play Drama Desk Awards, Robert Altman Award for movie Mud (2013), and so on.
His net worth is estimated to be $8 million.
On July 27, 2017, he died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at the age of 73 at his home in Kentucky.