R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer

Acclaimed actor Miguel Ferrer has passed away. The gravel-voiced actor and star of numerous films and shows, most recently a regular role on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” died on Thursday of cancer at the age of 61 – peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.

Ferrer was the son of actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, and a cousin to George Clooney. His work on film includes such iconic films as “RoboCop,” “DeepStar Six,” “The Assassin,” “The Night Flier,” “Hot Shots 2,” “Another Stakeout,” “Revenge,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Guardian”, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”.

On TV he had a memorable recurring role on the original “Twin Peaks” and supporting role Stephen King’s “The Stand” mini-series, and recurring or regular roles on “Crossing Jordan,” “On the Air,” “Shannon’s Deal,” LateLine,” “Bionic Woman” and “Desperate Housewives” along with plenty of animated voice work on films and TV like “Young Justice,” “Robot Chicken,” “Superman,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “The Spectacular Spider-Man ,” and “Mulan”.

The news comes as it was announced that Ferrer would lend his voice along with Christina Ricci to the upcoming DCAU original movie “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”. Ferrer had completed voice work for the mercenary villain Deathstroke in the movie prior to his death. His final onscreen role will be in the upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival reprising his original role.

He is survived by his wife Lori, sons Lukas and Rafi, and brother Rafael Ferrer.