Lenny Van Dohlen, best known for his roles in Twin Peaks and Home Alone 3, died aged 63, his sister confirmed.
Twin Peaks star Lenny Von Dohlen has died at the age of 63. The actor’s death was confirmed to Variety by his agent.
No cause of death was released. His sister Catherine Von Dohlen announced his death on her Facebook page. 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 a 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.”
She also posted an image of the two embraced in a sweet hug.
In the iconic ABC series Twin Peaks, Lenny played the role of Harold, a possible suspect in the murder of Laura Palmer. Laura tended to Harold, an agoraphobic who refused to leave his house. Before her mysterious death, Laura gave Harold her secret diary.
While FBI agent Dale Cooper continued his investigation, Harold suicided after Donna pretended to be his friend and tried to steal the diary.
Outside of Twin Peaks, Lenny played Burton Jernigan, the antagonist of Home Alone 3, and shy Miles Harding, the romantic lead of Electric Dreams.
He reunited with many of his Twin Peaks co-stars including Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn in a Twin Peaks homage episode of American series Psych, titled “Dual Spires”.
Fans jumped to the comments section of Catherine Van Dohlen’s post and mourned the soft-spoken and doomed character of Harold, who Lenny played in Twin Peaks.
One said: “No matter how many time I watch Twin Peaks, Harold’s story always brings me to tears.
“He put everything into his roles, so much emotion and passion. He was a truly awesome actor.”
Another fan stated: “He had a beautiful soul that was in his work and his living.”
A third mentioned: “He was a fine actor, and he was so integral to the world of Twin Peaks.”
“I feel lucky to have met Lenny a couple of times. He was so nice and sweet with me as I gushed about Electric Dreams and Twin Peaks,” another recalled.
The tragic news comes months after his Twin Peaks co-star Kenneth Welsh, who portrayed the antagonist known as Windom Earle, passed away at the age of 80 in May.
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