News Actor Miguel Ferrer Dies, age 61

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  1. auntiehill

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    From The Hollywood Reporter:
    Miguel Ferrer, best known for starring as Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles, died Thursday of cancer. He was 61.

    Ferrer, who appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, according to CBS.

    "Today, NCIS: LOS ANGELES lost a beloved family member," showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement. "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."

    Ferrer was the son of actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, making him a cousin to George Clooney, who sent The Hollywood Reporter a statement on the loss of his family member:

    "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 played Bob Morton, the man who came up with the idea for a robotic police officer, in the 1987 cult classic RoboCop. Other memorable roles include Dr. Garret Macy on TV's Crossing Jordan and Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks. The actor also had a number of notable voice roles over the course of his career, as he voiced characters in Mulan, Rio 2, Robot Chicken and more.

    How very sad! He was a brilliant character actor, often better than the material he was given.
     
  2. Stephen Lee

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    RIP Mr Ferrer.

    I would watch NCIS LA on and off. I knew something was off with Ferrer. (like he was losing weight) but I didn't think too much of it because on NCIS actor Sean Murray also lost alot of weight so I figure it was just a lifestyle change.

    Time to re-watch the original Robocop
     
  3. Vorpal_Blade

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    RIP Miguel Ferrer
     
  4. marillion

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    Damn... 61... Such a great, versatile actor... Really one of "my" generations best character actors..

    2017 off to a rousing start. :(
     
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    Sad news:(

    RIP
     
  6. Ridcully

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    Ack....rest easy!
     
  7. publiusr

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    I remember him for not just Twin Peaks--but ON THE AIR
     
  8. Kirby

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    That's a shame. I just watched saw him during a re-watch of Twin Peaks, and as an officer on the Excelsior in Star Trek III. A great and versatile actor.
    Thank you Mr. Ferrer; you will be missed.
     
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    Been a fan of him since i saw ST III on HBO 31 years ago as a little one and saw Robocop in theaters at age 5 when i lived in St Louis and been one of my fave actors, he was also great in The Thing from the Grave in Tales from the Crypt HBO series plus Shan Yu in Mulan.

    RIP to one of my fave underrated actors.
     
  10. Aragorn

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    Star Trek III was probably the first thing I saw him in, but I didn't know who he was until much later. I think my first impressions were RoboCop and Deep Star Six.
     
  11. EmoBorg

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    I am sad to hear about this. I really liked his acting.
     
  12. Caretaker

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    Forgot to post this when it first appeared: From TV Guide: what episode of NCIS: Los Angeles is Ferrer's final one, and how the show will pay tribute to him.
     
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    He had that distinctive voice, very good actor. He was good as Lloyd Henreid in The Stand as well. RIP