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‘Twin Peaks’ Star Miguel Ferrer Passes Away Aged 61

American actor Miguel Ferrer has sadly died following his battle with cancer at the age of 61.

Having a successful career since the 1980s, Ferrer has starred in huge hits on our screens over the years.

One of his more notable roles was in NCIS: Los Angeles playing the character of Owen Granger for over 100 episodes in the successful TV show.

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The talented star died on Thursday, January 19 after battling throat cancer according to his representatives at CBS.

CBS released a statement informing the rest of the world of the actor’s passing:

Actor Miguel Ferrer passed away peacefully in his home this morning after losing his battle to cancer. He was surrounded by close family and friends, including his wife Lori, sons Lukas and Rafi, and his brothers and sisters.

His most recent work was for the reprisal of Twin Peaks, bringing back his classic role of Albert Rosenfield which he played in the original series in 1990. This is set to air in May, 2017.

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Other well known roles for the diverse actor were in RoboCops, for which he helped design his lead character Bob Morton, Iron Man 3, Desperate Housewives, The Protector and Bionic Woman.

His cousin, famous actor George Clooney, has also released a heartbreaking statement about his relative’s shocking death:

Today, history will mark giant changes in our world and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family.

Miguel made the world brighter and funnier and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.

The co-creator of Twin Peaks, Mark Frost, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late actor stating that working with him and writing for him was a ‘highlight in every part of my life’.

Other stars who have worked with the actor over the years took to social media to express their regret at hearing the news: