The actor well known for his role on “Twin Peaks” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” died at the age of 61 on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

At the time of his death he was playing the assistant director Owen Granger in CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles”. Showrunner Scott Gemmill said in a statement, according to TVLine: “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.”

George Clooney also released a statement on his cousin’s death: “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. 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.”

He was the son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, cousin to George Clooney. Miguel’s acting career started after he tried music, and starred in many TV series and projects like “Magnum, P.I.,” “CHiPS” and “Cagney & Lacey,” the 1987 sci-fi hit “Robocop,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Star Trek: III: The Search for Spock.” He will appear on the revival of the beloved series of David Lynch which premieres on May 21 on Showtime. Along with his acting career, Miguel Ferrer did voiceovers as well for various movies like “Mulan,” “Rio 2,” “Robot Chicken” and many other.

At the age of 61 he lost the battle with throat cancer, and at the time of his death he was surrounded by family and friends.