It’s with a heavy heart that I report actor Miguel Ferrer passed away on Thursday (Jan 19) after a battle with cancer. He was 61.

Deadline broke the news of the beloved actor’s death.

The son of Oscar-winning actor Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, and cousin of George Clooney, he was set to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on David Lynch’s revival Twin Peaks, which premieres May 21 on Showtime.

“Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member,” 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.  Our thoughts go out to his wife Lori, his sons, and his entire family.  He will be greatly missed.”

LL Cool J took to his Instagram page to pay tribute to his friend and co-star writing:

Miguel you were an amazing man. We enjoyed a lot of laughs over the years. More jokes than I can count. You brought so many people so much joy. Guess that’s why So many people shed tears today.I met your wife and kids a few times and you and I grew to become good friends. I’ll miss you man. You inspired me everyday. A true mans man. Love you my brother. I’m glad you smiled and stayed strong until the finish. Sleep well in the arms of the almighty. ??

Love Todd

I extend my prayers and condolences to Miguel’s family and friends.