LOS ANGELES, Feb 18: Warren Frost, the character actor best known for his role as Dr Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks,” has died. He was 91.
Frost passed away after a long illness at his home in Middlebury, Vermont, reported Variety.
Frost was the father of Mark Frost, the co-creator with filmmaker David Lynch of the revered mystery-fantasy franchise
“We’re saddened today to announce the passing of our dear old dad, Warren Frost,” son Mark Frost said.
“From the Normandy shores on D-Day to his 50-year career on stage and screen, he remained the same humble guy from Vermont who taught us that a life devoted to telling the right kind of truths can make a real difference in the lives of others. We’re grateful to have shared him with the world for as long as we did.”
Frost had recently come out of retirement to reprise his “Twin Peaks” role for the sequel to the ABC series that is set to debut on Showtime in May.
He had a long career before and after the original “Twin Peaks.” He logged a memorable guest role on “Seinfeld,” playing the father of George Constanza’s fiancee in five episodes.
He also limned a recurring character on the Andy Griffith legal drama “Matlock” and had guest shots on series including “The Larry Sanders Show,” “L.A. Law” and “Murphy Brown.”
Frost retired in 2000 in Vermont, although he continued to appear on stage in his own one-man shows.
In addition to his wife and son Mark, Frost is survived by son Scott, a novelist and photographer; daughter Lindsay Frost, an actress and artist; and three grandsons. (PTI)