‘Twin Peaks’ star Lenny Von Dohlen lifeless at 63
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Lenny Van Dohlen, finest remembered for his function because the orchid-loving and agoraphobic Harold Smith on David Lynch’s unique Twin Peaks tv sequence, has died at age 63, as confirmed by his agent.
According to Variety, Von Dohlen’s sister, Catherine Von Dohlen, introduced the actor’s passing in a social media submit on Facebook. “The world lost a magnificent man on July 5. Brother Len was passionate about everything and everyone,” she wrote within the submit. “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.”
Von Dohlen was additionally remembered for his architect Miles Harding, who finds himself in a shock love triangle between his neighbor and his laptop within the cult 80s movie Electric Dreams. He was an everyday visitor star on many tv sequence, together with Walker, Texas Ranger, Picket Fences, The Equalizer, Tales From the Darkside, Miami Vice, thirtysomething, and because the recurring villain Mr. Cox on The Pretender.
He made his movie debut as a touring nation musician in Tender Mercies in 1981. he additionally appeared as one of many villains in 1997’s Home Alone 3. Other roles embrace components in Jennifer 8 and Leaving Normal. Von Dohlen appeared in a number of impartial movies, together with Tollbooth, Bird of Prey, One Good Turn, Entertaining Angels, Cadillac, and Frontline. He reprised his function as Harold within the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
No reason behind demise has been introduced. Von Dohlen is survived by his daughter Hazel, who he raised along with his longtime associate, playwright James Still. He can be survived by his mom, Gay Von Dohlen, and siblings Mary Gay, Catherine, and John David.