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Miguel Ferrer, "NCIS: Los Angeles" star, is dead at 61

24 January 2017
Miguel Ferrer,

Miguel Ferrer has passed away from cancer at the age of 61.

More recently he's starred in "NCIS: Los Angeles". but Miguel's been THAT guy - the character actor you always recognize - since the '80s when he had roles on "Magnum, P.I.", "Cagney & Lacey" and "Miami Vice". Ferrer continued working on NCIS up until his death, with the show's writers ultimately writing his illness into his character's storyline.

Since 2012, he had played assistant director Owen Granger on "NCIS: Los Angeles" since 2012. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart.

Before becoming an actor, Ferrer was a successful studio musician who played drums in a variety of bands, and toured with his mother and Bing Crosby.

In addition to NCIS: Los Angeles, Ferrer will appear in the upcoming Twin Peaks, reprising his original role from the iconic 1990's series directed by David Lynch. Our thoughts go out to his wife Lori, his sons [Lukas and Rafi], and his entire family. "But not lost to his family", Clooney said. "He will be greatly missed".

Born in Santa Monica, California, Ferrer was the oldest of five children, who were raised by Academy Award-winner José Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney.

"Miguel made the world brighter and funnier and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day pale in comparison".

Ferrer also lent his voice to several animated projects including Disney's Mulan, where he voiced Shan-Yu, Superman: The Animated Series (Aquaman, Weather Man, and De'Cine), the popular animated series Young Justice.

"And lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer".