Miguel Ferrer has died at the age of 61. The cause of death is cancer, and he leaves behind a wife named Lori and two sons – Lukas and Rafi. The actor was mostly known for his performance in RoboCop where he played Bob Morton in 1987. However, it is his work on television shows like Crossing Jordan and NCIS: Los Angeles that turned him into an unforgettable face in the entertainment landscape. Ferrer’s cousin, George Clooney, released a very touching statement about the passing of the Iron Man 3 actor.
The Hollywood giant shared: “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, (monumental events), pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.”
Ferrer opted not to leave NCIS: Los Angeles last year after finding out about his diagnosis. The writers incorporated it into the storyline of the character, Naval Criminal Investigative Service Assistant Director Owen Granger. R. Scott Gemmill, who is the showrunner on the popular series, put out the following 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 humor, and a huge heart. Our thoughts go out to his wife Lori, his sons, and his entire family. He will be greatly missed.”
Fans have taken to social media and blogs to pay their respect to the great actor. They may find some solace in the fact that he continued doing what he loved to the very end. Moreover, he will also be seen in the revival of Twin Peaks that will start airing on Showtime on May 21. Ferrer reprised the role of Albert Rosenfield, a part he first portrayed in the 1990’s series by the same name and the 1992 horror film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.