George Clooney remembers cousin Miguel Ferrer in emotional tribute after NCIS actor dies aged 61
George Cloone y has released a statement praising his cousin Miguel Ferrer after the actor passed away aged 61.
Miguel, who starred in shows including NCIS: Los Angeles and Crossing Jordan and voiced the designer of the title character in RoboCop, died Thursday of cancer.
Responding to the sad news, Clooney paid tribute to Miguel who made “the world brighter and funnier”.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”
Miguel also appeared on Twin Peaks and voiced characters for films including The Lion King II and Superman: The Animated Series.
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He will also appear in the upcoming Twin Peaks reboot in his original role as FBI pathologist Albert Rosenfield.
Born in Santa Monica, California, Ferrer was the son of Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer and first cousin to George .
Ferrer appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles for seven seasons.
He started out as a studio musician, touring with his mother and Bing Crosby and recording with Keith Moon of The Who, before moving into television and film.
NCIS: Los Angeles showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a 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.”
He is survived by his wife, Lori, sons Lukas and Rafi and several brothers and sisters.
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