'Twin Peaks' Star Walter Olkewicz Dies Aged 72 | 22 Words

Walter Olkewicz, the star of the 1990 series, Twin Peaks, has sadly passed away...

​He was seventy-two years old.

Since the news of his death broke, tributes have been flooding in from heartbroken fans.

Walter was arguably the most famous for his role as the bartender and croupier, Jacques Renault, on the original series of Twin Peaks.


The show ran for two seasons between 1990-1991.

Other acting credits include:


The Steven Spielberg epic 1941, Making the Grade, Seinfeld, and Christopher Guest's The Big Picture.

The star made his final Twin Peaks appearance in the 2017 Showtime reboot, with his son telling the website:


"It was his first role in almost fifteen years, and he did it all from behind a bar to cover the fact that he couldn't stand."

Walter had battled numerous health issues during the past twenty years...


With a series of knee surgeries leading to infections that caused him to become bedridden.

His son, screenwriter Zak Olkewicz, confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.


He revealed that his dad had died early Tuesday morning at his Reseda home in Los Angeles.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his daughter-in-law, Katrina Rennells, an actress and screenwriter...


And 2 grandchildren, Sadie and Declan Robert, the outlet reported.

An official cause of death is yet to be announced.


Rest in peace, Walter Olkewicz.