Al Strobel will forever be remembered as the mysterious “one-armed man” in “Twin Peaks.”
Al Strobel, who played the gunman on Twin Peaks, has died. TMZ writes. He lived to be 83 years old.
The news comes from producer Sabrina Sutherland, who teamed up with David Lynch, the creator of “Twin Peaks.”
“He was an irreplaceable person and will always be a part of the Twin Peaks family,” she says in a statement, according to diverse.
Strobel also played the gunman, whose real name is Philip Gerrard, in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and in the 2017 “revival” of the “Twin Peaks: The Return” series.
The character is important to the series, and to FBI agent Dale Cooper, perhaps the most important character in the series.
Strobel himself was armed with an arm after losing an arm in a car accident when he was 17 years old.
The Twin Peaks producer wrote on Twitter about Strobel:
– Oh no. Dear Al. As one of the lucky ones to meet him again and again, what a warm and lovely man he is. Rest in peace my friend.
Several actors from the popular series have passed away. Peggy Lipton who played waitress Norma Jennings died at the age of 72 in 2019
Jack Nance, who played in one of the first scenes of the film the one who finds Laura Palmer murdered, died in 1997 at only 53 years old. The death was investigated as a homicide.
Don Davis, who played Major Garland Briggs, passed away in 2008, while “Wooden Lady” Catherine Coulson passed away in 2015.
Miguel Ferrer, who plays arrogant FBI agent Albert Rosenfeld, died of cancer at the age of 61 in 2017.
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