'Twin Peaks'/'RoboCop' Actor Miguel Ferrer Dies at 61

'Twin Peaks'/'RoboCop' Actor Miguel Ferrer Dies at 61
Miguel Ferrer, a veteran actor best known for roles in Twin Peaks, RoboCop and NCIS: Los Angeles, sadly died today (January 19). He succumbed to cancer at the age of 61.

As the son of Oscar-winning actor Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney (and cousin of George Clooney), the fallen star appeared in over 40 movies and television shows throughout his long and diverse career, which he launched in the early '80s. And while Ferrer had small roles on Magnum, P.I., CHiPS and Cagney & Lacey, as well as Star Trek: III: The Search for Spock, his breakout role came with RoboCop, in which he played memorable corporate bad guy Bob Morton.

Ferrer will also be remembered for his role in David Lynch's Twin Peaks, in which he played FBI agent Albert Rosenfeld. Ferrer was to return to the show, which is set to premiere on May 21 on Showtime, but it's unclear if he wrapped his work on the upcoming series or if it even began.

As of press time, the Twin Peaks camp has yet to issue any sort of public statement on Ferrer's death.

Other notable roles Ferrer had throughout his career include parts in NBC drama Crossing Jordan and NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as voiced work in such films as The Lion King II and Superman: The Animated Series.

NCIS: Los Angeles showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement, "Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humour, and a huge heart."