Lenny Von Dohlen dead at 63: Twin Peaks star mourned as ‘magnificent man’ who was ‘passionate about everything’ | The Sun

LENNY Von Dohlen is announced dead at the age of 63 as the Twin Peaks star is mourned as a "magnificent man" who was described as "passionate about everything."

The Twin Peaks actor has passed away, according to Variety.

Lenny's agent confirmed his death to the publication.

No cause of death was released.

His sister Catherine Von Dohlen announced his death on her Facebook page.

Catherine wrote: “The world lost a magnificent man on July 5.

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"Brother Len was passionate about everything and everyone."

She continued: "He was always leading; whether it be a riveting conversation, an artistic creation, or a trip to new places.

"He loved a good laugh."

Catherine concluded: "He continues on his spiritual journey. Living life full in his memory.”

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She also posted an image of the two embraced in a sweet hug.


In the cult ABC series, Lenny played the role of Harold, a possible suspect in the murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee).

Laura babysat and tended to Harold, an agoraphobic who refused to leave his house.

Before her mysterious death, Laura gave Harold her secret diary.

While FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) continued his investigation, Harold hung himself after Donna (Lara Flynn Boyle) pretended to be his friend and tried to steal the diary.

He hung himself after losing faith in human decency.


Twin Peaks fans jumped to the comments section of Catherine's post and mourned the character of Harold Smith.

A fan of the TV show said: "No matter how many time I watch Twin Peaks, Harold's story always brings me to tears.

"He put everything into his roles, so much emotion and passion. He was a truly awesome actor."

Another fan stated: "He had a beautiful soul that was in his work and his living

A third fan mentioned: "He was a fine actor and he was so integral to the world of Twin Peaks."

A fourth person recalled: " I feel lucky to have met Lenny a couple of times. He was so nice and sweet with me as I gushed about Electric Dreams and Twin Peaks."

Outside of Twin Peaks, Lenny played Burton Jernigan, the antagonist of Home Alone 3 and shy Miles Harding, the romantic lead of Electric Dreams.

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