Twin Peaks actor Kenneth Welsh dies aged 80 – Up News Info


Twin Peaks actor dies

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‘Twin Peaks’ star Kenneth Welsh has died aged 80.

The actor – who played Windom Earle, a crazed FBI agent, in the hit TV series – died on Thursday (05.05.22).

Devon Welsh, his son, wrote on Twitter: “My father passed away peacefully at home on Thursday. I will always love him beyond words.”

Devon – who is a musical artist – also hailed his father as a “theater giant”.

He said: “He lived a wonderful life, he was the best dad I could have asked for and he touched so many lives. Please raise a toast, watch a movie/tv show in which he was, celebrate a giant of the theater.”

Welsh has starred in over 100 television and film projects during his career.

ACTRA, the Canadian Film and Television Union, has previously paid tribute to the late actor, describing Welsh as a “great” performer.

The union said in a statement: “ACTRA Toronto is extremely saddened today by the passing of Kenneth Welsh. Ken was one of Canada’s greatest entertainers of all time, with hundreds of memorable roles spanning the decades. We will miss him dearly. Our condolences to his loved ones.”

Welsh studied at the National Theater School of Canada in Montreal and he played many historical figures during his career, including Harry S. Truman, Thomas E. Dewey and Thomas Edison.

The actor actually developed an affinity for acting at an early age.

Welsh – who has starred in TV shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Love, Lies And Murder’ – said: “I think when I was a kid I was always a bit of a show-off in the classroom.

“I remember one of my report cards said, ‘Kenneth needs to calm down and stop disturbing the class,’ so they took me to the next level to get rid of me.”


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