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Brent Briscoe dead at 56: Twin Peaks star dies after short stay in hospital following fall

Mirror logo Mirror 21/10/2017 Vicki Newman

Twin Peaks star Brent Briscoe has passed away at the age of 56.

The actor, famous for playing Detective Dave Macklay in the 2017 season of the show, died on Wednesday following a short stay in hospital.

He had suffered internal bleeding and heart complications after a fall, reports Variety.

Brent will also be well-known for his role in Parks and Recreation. He played JJ, the proprietor of Leslie Knope's beloved JJ's Diner.

His publicist told the website: "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.

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"He was as genuine as they come. We will miss him dearly."

Twin Peaks creator, David Lynch, also paid tribute.

He said: "I want you to know how much I loved working with Brent.

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"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."

Brent also starred in The Green Mile, Desperate Housewives and A Simple Plan.

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