'Twin Peaks' star Lenny von Dohlen has passed away at the age of 63

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By stefan armitage

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Actor Lenny von Dohlen has passed away at the age of 63.

Per Variety, the actor's sister, Catherine Von Dohlen, confirmed the tragic news in a Facebook post shared on Thursday morning.

She wrote: "The world lost a magnificent man on July 5. Brother Len was passionate about everything and everyone. He was always leading; whether it be riveting conversation, an artistic creation or a trip to new places. He loved a good laugh. He continues on his spiritual journey. Living life full in his memory."

Fans will perhaps know Dohlen best for his role as the orchid-loving agoraphobe Harold Smith in the 90s David Lynch series Twin Peaks and its prequel movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

However, the actor has also appeared in movies such as Teeth, Electric Dreams, and Frontline. Some fans may know him best as bungling burglar Burton Jernigan in Home Alone 3.

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Dohlen in Home Alone 3. Credit: Album / Alamy

On the small screen, Dohlen appears in shows such as The Pretender, Red Dwarf, and CSI: Miami.

Video game fans may also recognize Dohlen's voice, as he provided his vocal talents to the Red Dead Redemption II game.

The official Red Dwarf Twitter page honored Dohlen's work following the news of his passing, writing: "We’re so very sorry to learn of the passing of Lenny von Dohlen, a gifted actor who many will remember as Twin Peaks’ reclusive Harold Smith, who also made an iconic appearance in #RedDwarf V’s Back to Reality. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP."

A Facebook fan page dedicated to Dohlen's work paid tribute to the actor, writing in a post: "He was a kind, gentle soul who was so modest about all he had achieved. He will be greatly missed. He is so very loved. My thoughts are with his family and friends and all of you learning this awful news."

Our thoughts are with Lenny von Dohlen's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy

'Twin Peaks' star Lenny von Dohlen has passed away at the age of 63

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Actor Lenny von Dohlen has passed away at the age of 63.

Per Variety, the actor's sister, Catherine Von Dohlen, confirmed the tragic news in a Facebook post shared on Thursday morning.

She wrote: "The world lost a magnificent man on July 5. Brother Len was passionate about everything and everyone. He was always leading; whether it be riveting conversation, an artistic creation or a trip to new places. He loved a good laugh. He continues on his spiritual journey. Living life full in his memory."

Fans will perhaps know Dohlen best for his role as the orchid-loving agoraphobe Harold Smith in the 90s David Lynch series Twin Peaks and its prequel movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

However, the actor has also appeared in movies such as Teeth, Electric Dreams, and Frontline. Some fans may know him best as bungling burglar Burton Jernigan in Home Alone 3.

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Dohlen in Home Alone 3. Credit: Album / Alamy

On the small screen, Dohlen appears in shows such as The Pretender, Red Dwarf, and CSI: Miami.

Video game fans may also recognize Dohlen's voice, as he provided his vocal talents to the Red Dead Redemption II game.

The official Red Dwarf Twitter page honored Dohlen's work following the news of his passing, writing: "We’re so very sorry to learn of the passing of Lenny von Dohlen, a gifted actor who many will remember as Twin Peaks’ reclusive Harold Smith, who also made an iconic appearance in #RedDwarf V’s Back to Reality. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP."

A Facebook fan page dedicated to Dohlen's work paid tribute to the actor, writing in a post: "He was a kind, gentle soul who was so modest about all he had achieved. He will be greatly missed. He is so very loved. My thoughts are with his family and friends and all of you learning this awful news."

Our thoughts are with Lenny von Dohlen's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy