Twin Peaks actor Brent Briscoe dies aged 56


According to Variety, the legendary actor suffered a fall which resulted in internal bleeding and heart complications.

In a statement, Brent's representative wrote: 'We lost a class act on Wednesday.

Originally from Moberly, Missouri, the actor worked in television and film for almost 30 years, most recently playing Det.

Briscoe also recently guest-starred on series including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Goliath and Justified and recurred as diner owner JJ on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Thanks for serving Leslie all those waffles'.

Briscoe had a lengthy working relationship with fellow actor Billy Bob Thornton. His first onscreen credit came in 1990 on Reynolds' CBS sitcom, Evening Shade.

'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.

Director Sam Raimi, who cast him in one of his most acclaimed roles in the thriller, "A Simple Plan", also called upon him to play the garbage man who finds Spider-Man's discarded suit in "Spider-Man 2". "I loved him as an actor and as a person (...) This is really going to miss me not to work again with Brent", he said.

He went on to appear onscreen with Thornton in several films including U Turn (1997), Mr. Woodcock (2007), The Smell of Success (2009) and Jayne Mansfield's auto (2012).

Briscoe also was a staff writer on the Linda Bloodworth-Thomason comedy and teamed with Fauser on the teleplay for The Right to Remain Silent, a 1996 movie at Showtime.

He leaves behind his father Carl, his brother Kent, and sister Shelley West.