‘Twin Peaks’ star Lenny Von Dohlen dies aged 63


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Lenny Von Dohlen, who played Harold Smith in the ’90s hit series ‘Twin Peaks’, died on Tuesday. He was 63 years old.

The actor’s sister, Catherine Von Dohlen, announced his death on Facebook on Thursday. The star’s cause of death has not been shared.

“The world lost a beautiful man on July 5th. Brother Len was passionate about everything and everyone,” she began.

Actor Lenny Von Dohlen has died aged 63.
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez)

“He was always leading; whether it was engaging conversation, creating art, or traveling to new places. He loved a good laugh. He continues his spiritual journey. Living life fully in his memory .”

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Von Dohlen’s role in “Twin Peaks,” as well as the prequel film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” was an agoraphobic man growing orchids.

Von Dohlen's sister announced his death on Facebook on Thursday.

Von Dohlen’s sister announced his death on Facebook on Thursday.
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez)

Outside of the “Twin Peaks” world, Von Dohlen has appeared in such shows as “Kent State”, “Thirtysomething”, “Picket Fences”, “Chicago Hope”, “The Lazarus Man”, “The Pretender”, “CSI Miami” and “Don’t Touch.”

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His last role is in the unreleased film “Sallywood”, where he plays alongside Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Tilly and Keith Carradin.

Von Dohlen is best known for his role as Harold Smith in "Twin peaks."

Von Dohlen is best known for his role as Harold Smith in “Twin Peaks”.
(Photo by Tommaso Boddi)

Von Dohlen also had roles in several independent films: “Tollbooth”, “Bird of Prey”, “Entertaining Angels”, “Frontline”, “Cadillac”, “One Good Turn” and “Beautiful Loser”.

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The actor is survived by his longtime partner, James Still, his daughter, Hazel, his mother and his siblings.


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