The NCIS Los Angeles team will be paying tribute to its late co-star Miguel Ferrer. The actor passed away from cancer on Jan. 19. He had been on the show since 2012 as NCIS assistant director Owen Granger. On Wednesday, CBS announced that the 61-year-old actor will appear in two more episodes that were filmed prior to his passing.
NCIS Los Angeles Cast To Pay Tribute To Fallen Comrade
According to a report from Parade, the long-running CBS show will have Ferrer appear in two more episodes. Ferrer will appear posthumously on the show on Feb. 19 and March 5. The cast and crew will pay tribute to their fallen comrade on a special episode, airing on March 5. Reports say that the episode will feature a version of the Bob Dylan classic Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, that was sung by Ferrer and performed by his blues rock band The Jenerators. An in-memoriam card is also said to appear at the end of the episode.
Before he passed away, Ferrer also finished filming a reprise of his Twin Peaks role as FBI forensics expert Albert Rosenfield.
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NCIS Los Angeles Star Miguel Ferrer’s Battle With Cancer
Miguel Ferrer passed away on Jan. 19 at the age of 61 after a long battle with throat cancer. When news broke that the actor had passed away, showrunner R. Scott Gemmill issued a heartfelt statement. He said how NCIS: Los Angeles lost a “beloved family member.”
“Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart. Our thoughts go out to his wife Lori, his sons, and his entire family. He will be greatly missed,” Gemmill said.
Fans saw how the actor had been suffering from health issues, early on. In fact, when Ferrer continued his role as Owen Granger, his speech was affected by his illness, but it was made a part of his character’s story.
Miguel Ferrer was known to be “an actor’s actor.” He was the son of Academy Award winner Jose Ferrer and singer and actress Rosemary Clooney. Despite their familial connection, actor George Clooney also considered Miguel as one of his “lifelong friends.” Ferrer had played memorable roles including Dr. Garret Macy on NBC’s Crossing Jordan along with dozens of other small-screen appearances throughout his career.
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