RIP to one of the most familiar faces in Hollywood, best known to fans of “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan”

Miguel Ferrer, son of actress Rosemary Clooney and a mainstay in television and movies for several generations, has died; he was 61.

Ferrer was best known to television fans as a longtime cast-member of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Rumors had swirled in the last year that Ferrer was ill, after photos circulated of him where he seemed very underweight. 

In a 2014 interview with TV Fanatic, Ferrer spoke of why he felt the “NCIS” franchise was different from other procedural shows on TV.

“The procedural is just tried and true. It’s been dressed up in a million ways, and it’s just something that fascinates people and continues to do so. It’s just the way it’s presented, and I think these guys have obviously found a way to do it that people enjoy watching, first with NCIS and now with LA,” Ferrer said.

Miguel Ferrer attends the at 2015 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews at The Paley Center for Media on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
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Miguel Ferrer attends the at 2015 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews at The Paley Center for Media on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

“It’s just a winner, and they keep doing what they’re doing and keep improving on it every season, and with any luck, we’ll be around for a long time to come.”

Ferrer also appeared in “Desperate Housewives,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Twin Peaks”and many other shows and movies throughout his career.


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