'NCIS: Los Angeles' Star Miguel Ferrer Dead at 61

The actor, son of famed singer Rosemary Clooney and cousin to George Clooney, reportedly died from cancer. The actor passed away peacefully and surrounded by family in his home surrounded Thursday morning.

Miguel Ferrer, known for his onscreen and voice-acting roles for more than three decades, is dead at age 61 after a battle with cancer.

"Today, "NCIS: Los Angeles" lost a beloved family member", showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement. "He will be greatly missed".

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Ferrer also had roles on Crossing Jordan, Miami Vice, Desperate Housewives and Twin Peaks.

His death was first reported by Deadline.

On the big screen, he played Bob Morton, who devised the idea of robotic police officers, in "RoboCop".

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"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", Clooney continued.

Ferrer's career spanned 40 decades beginning with small parts in shows such as Magnum, P.I., CHiPS and Cagney & Lacey.

Best wishes to all those mourning Ferrer's loss, and we'll see you in Twin Peaks.

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Most recently, he was on "NCIS: Los Angeles", as Assistant Director Owen Granger. He has two children, sons Lukas and Rafi. "We go back to 1974". Before that, he played the chief medical examiner and boss to series star Jill Hennessy for the six seasons of NBC's "Crossing Jordan". "Incredible range of work".

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