Actor Brent Briscoe, whose work included the David Lynch series “Twin Peaks” and Lynch’s 2001 film “Mulholland Drive,” died Wednesday morning, his representative told TheWrap on Friday. He was 56.
Briscoe died following a short hospital stay following a serious fall that resulted in internal bleeding and eventually heart complications. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.
“We lost a class act on Wednesday. Brent played hundreds of roles throughout his career but his greatest role was to his family and friends. He was as genuine as they come. We will miss him dearly,” his family said in a statement. “Brent Briscoe was well known for being a go to character actor and can be seen in such films as ‘A Simple Plan,’ ‘Sling Blade,’ ‘Mulholland Drive,’ ‘The Green Mile’ and ‘Small Town Saturday Night.’ In TV recently, he can be seen in David Lynch’s Showtime series ‘Twin Peaks.’ Brent was also an accomplished writer, on ‘Evening Shade,’ and the films ‘The Right To Remain Silent’ and ‘Waking Up In Reno.'”
Briscoe, who played Det. Dave Macklay on the “Twin Peaks” revival, is survived by his father Carl, brother Kent and sister Shelley West.
In a message to Briscoe’s family and friends provided by Briscoe’s representative to TheWrap, Lynch said that he loved Briscoe “as an actor and a great person.”
“I want you to know how much I loved working with Brent,” Lynch said. “I worked with him on Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks. I loved him as an actor and a great person. I’m holding good thoughts for all of you. I will really miss working with Brent again.”
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