Actor Miguel Ferrer, best known for his roles in RoboCop, NCIS: Los Angeles and Iron Man 3, died Thursday at age 61 after a battle with throat cancer.
George Clooney, Ferrer's cousin, released a statement to Variety shortly following Ferrer's death, saying Ferrer "made the world brighter and funnier."
"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," Clooney said. "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."
Clooney was far from the only Hollywood A-lister to voice his remorse and sympathy at the news of Ferrer's loss.
Such a sad day. My heart goes out to his family and our friends at NCIS LA.— Brian Dietzen (@BrianDietzen) January 19, 2017
A wonderful man.
Can't believe this gut-punch...just heard @Miguel_J_Ferrer passed..loved that hilarious, brilliant dude. So much luv 2 his family. Unreal.— Jill Hennessy (@JillHennessy) January 19, 2017
"I'm ready."— Joss Whedon (@joss) January 19, 2017
Miguel Ferrer was many great things, but to me, he'll always be Disney's most bad-ass villain. What a voice. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/nM8Hk1zDqv
Ferrer was known as a character actor. He also voiced the role of the villain Shan-Yu in Disney's Mulan and lent his voice to television shows like Hercules and Superman.
In loving memory of Miguel Ferrer. He will be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/RRB8Kivo6J— NCIS LA (@NCISLA) January 19, 2017
RIP Miguel Ferrer. Great person, great friend, great actor. We miss you. https://t.co/nOcRI3n9XO— Slash (@Slash) January 20, 2017
Miguel Ferrer my long time friend !I'm crying in your passing You gave us such heart both on and off screen Rest my loving friend Rest SSWA— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) January 19, 2017
As his last performance, Ferrer is set to appear in the Twin Peaks television remake scheduled to premiere May 21 on Showtime.
Ferrer leaves behind his wife Lori and sons Lukas, Jose and Rafi.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ferrer's family.
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