Al Strobel – best known as the One-Armed Man on Twin Peaks – passes away at 83 years of age

Al Strobel – best known as the One-Armed Man on Twin Peaks – passes away at 83 years of age

The acting world is in mourning this weekend, with Twin Peaks star Al Strobel passing away at 83 years of age.

Sabrina Sutherland, who produced Twin Peaks and the David Lynch film Inland Empire, confirmed Strobel’s death in a Facebook message.

Strobel is best known for playing Philip Michael Gerard – a.k.a. The One-Armed Man – in the original Twin Peaks series and the 2017 sequel series on Showtime. 

Mourning: The acting world is in mourning this weekend, with Twin Peaks star Al Strobel passing away at 83 years of age

Mourning: The acting world is in mourning this weekend, with Twin Peaks star Al Strobel passing away at 83 years of age

One-Armed: Strobel is best known for playing Philip Michael Gerard - a.k.a. The One-Armed Man - in the original Twin Peaks series and the 2017 sequel series on Showtime

One-Armed: Strobel is best known for playing Philip Michael Gerard – a.k.a. The One-Armed Man – in the original Twin Peaks series and the 2017 sequel series on Showtime

‘I am sad to have to post that Al Strobel passed away last night. I loved him dearly,’ Sutherland wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.

No cause of death was revealed in the post and it’s unclear if he had been battling any ailments at the time of his death. 

Strobel hadn’t appeared in any films or TV shows since he reprised his role as The One-Armed Man in the Twin Peaks sequel series which aired on Showtime in 2017.

No cause: No cause of death was revealed in the post and it's unclear if he had been battling any ailments at the time of his death

No cause: No cause of death was revealed in the post and it’s unclear if he had been battling any ailments at the time of his death

The actor was born in Seattle in 1939, and lost his left arm at the shoulder after a car crash when he was just 17 years of age.

He started performing at the University of Oregon in the 1970s and co-founded the organization Church of the Creative.

He filmed footage of a 1972 Grateful Dead concert in Veneta, Oregon that was ultimately used in the documentary film Sunshine Daydream.

Lost: The actor was born in Seattle in 1939, and lost his left arm at the shoulder after a car crash when he was just 17 years of age

Lost: The actor was born in Seattle in 1939, and lost his left arm at the shoulder after a car crash when he was just 17 years of age

Strobel made his acting debut in the 1986 thriller film Shadow Play, starring alongside Dee Wallace and Cloris Leachman.

He was cast as Philip Michael Gerard a.k.a. Mike a.k.a. The One-Armed Man in Twin Peaks, which debuted in 1989.

Mike was a traveling shoe salesman who – like the show’s villain Bob (Frank Silva) – was inhabited by a spirit that would make him commit despicable acts.

Mike: He was cast as Philip Michael Gerard a.k.a. Mike a.k.a. The One-Armed Man in Twin Peaks, which debuted in 1989

Mike: He was cast as Philip Michael Gerard a.k.a. Mike a.k.a. The One-Armed Man in Twin Peaks, which debuted in 1989

Unlike Bob, though, Mike had a spiritual awakening and tried to repent for his misdeeds, cutting off his own arm which had a tattoo that read Fire Walk With Me – which indicated he was touched by, ‘The devilish one.’

He spent several years trying to track down Bob in the series, often featured in strange dream sequences with Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper.

Strobel appeared in both seasons of the original series, along with the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the 2014 film Twin Peaks: Missing Pieces before his final role in the 2017 Showtime series.

Cooper and Mike: He spent several years trying to track down Bob in the series, often featured in strange dream sequences with Kyle MacLachlan's Agent Cooper

Cooper and Mike: He spent several years trying to track down Bob in the series, often featured in strange dream sequences with Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper

He also appeared in films such as 1990’s Sitting Target and Megaville, Ricochet River and the TV movie Child of Darkness, Child of Light. 

Some of his Twin Peaks collaborators paid tribute to Strobel, with the show’s co-creator Mark Frost tweeting, ‘Oh no…Dear Al…as those of you lucky enough to have met him over the years, what a warm and wonderful gentleman he was. RIP, friend.’

Dana Ashbrook, who played Bobby Briggs on the series, added, ‘Sad, sad news…love Al. He was the sweetest of men.’

Producer Harley Peyton added, ‘As authentic an actor as I ever met. So precise so real. RIP. Al.’ 

Films: He also appeared in films such as 1990's Sitting Target and Megaville, Ricochet River and the TV movie Child of Darkness, Child of Light

Films: He also appeared in films such as 1990’s Sitting Target and Megaville, Ricochet River and the TV movie Child of Darkness, Child of Light

Mark's tribute: Some of his Twin Peaks collaborators paid tribute to Strobel, with the show's co-creator Mark Frost tweeting, 'Oh no¿Dear Al¿as those of you lucky enough to have met him over the years, what a warm and wonderful gentleman he was. RIP, friend'

Mark’s tribute: Some of his Twin Peaks collaborators paid tribute to Strobel, with the show’s co-creator Mark Frost tweeting, ‘Oh no…Dear Al…as those of you lucky enough to have met him over the years, what a warm and wonderful gentleman he was. RIP, friend’

Sad: Dana Ashbrook, who played Bobby Briggs on the series, added, 'Sad, sad news¿love Al. He was the sweetest of men'

Sad: Dana Ashbrook, who played Bobby Briggs on the series, added, ‘Sad, sad news…love Al. He was the sweetest of men’

Harley: Producer Harley Peyton added, 'As authentic an actor as I ever met. So precise so real. RIP. Al'

Harley: Producer Harley Peyton added, ‘As authentic an actor as I ever met. So precise so real. RIP. Al’

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