After news broke of the death of “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor Miguel Ferrer on Thursday, there was an outpouring of emotion and reminiscing on Twitter. The actor’s cousin George Clooney was among the first to pay tribute to the prolific voice and character actor.
In a statement obtained by Variety, Clooney expressed his family’s grief on what he called a historic day for the country.
“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,” Clooney said. “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.”
Many celebrities, friends and co-stars joined Clooney in paying tribute to the “RoboCop” and “Twin Peaks” actor on Twitter.
“On behalf of myself and our ‘Twin Peaks’ family, we love Miguel Ferrer,” “Twin Peaks” co-creator David Lynch said in a statement. “We loved working with him. We are very sad to see him go. Our best thoughts for his good family.”
“RIP Miguel Ferrer, my first ever onscreen boyfriend. And thank you, Al Franken for giving me the opportunity to work with him. #Lateline,” wrote Sunny Mabrey, Ferrer’s co-star on the 1998 NBC show “LateLine.”
“Such a sad day. My heart goes out to his family and our friends at NCIS LA. A wonderful man,” said actor Brian Dietzen, who also starred on “NCIS.”
“Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost, who was also a friend of Ferrer’s for over 40 years, tweeted a trilogy of heartfelt condolence tweets.
“1) A death in the family: just learned we lost Miguel Ferrer today. Join me pls in sending sympathy to his wife and family.”
“2) We go back to 1974. Broke in on the same show. Great talent, better man. Working & writing for him a highlight in every part of my life.”
“3) Too soon, too soon, too soon.”
Meanwhile British director Edgar Wright recalled Ferrer’s “RoboCop” performance with enthusiastic fondness.
“RIP the great Miguel Ferrer. Memorable in many roles like TWIN PEAKS & just brilliant as Bob Morton in ROBOCOP. ‘I fucking love that guy!’.”
Charlie Sheen posted a poetic tribute.
“Bro, I’ll see you on the other side. My heart is shattered. My faith is intact. Thank you for all you left me with…” the actor wrote.
Ferrer’s fellow “Twin Peaks” star Kyle MacLachlan also paid tribute to the actor who brought the show’s Agent Rosenfield to life.
“Awful news…Miguel Ferrer is gone. Agent Rosenfield, I love you. RIP. -Coop”