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Miguel Ferrer, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Actor, Dies at 61

by Sandra Lilley /  / Updated 
Image: Actor Miguel Ferrer on June 10, 2014 in Monaco.
Actor Miguel Ferrer on June 10, 2014 in Monaco.Francois G. Durand / WireImage via Getty

Actor Miguel Ferrer, known for his roles in "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Crossing Jordan" and movies including "Iron Man 3," died Thursday of throat cancer. He was 61.

"Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member," said "NCIS: Los Angeles" 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."

Ferrer had appeared in the original "Twin Peaks" and had the same role in the upcoming remake.

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost remembered him on social media.

Ferrer was the son of the late acclaimed actor José Ferrer, of Puerto Rican descent, and 1950s singer Rosemary Clooney.

His cousin, actor George Clooney, said in a statement: “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 is survived by his wife, Lori and sons Lukas and Rafi.

Variety contributed to this report.