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Walter Olkewicz, Actor on 'Twin Peaks' and 'Grace Under Fire,' Dies at 72

Walter Olkewicz, the familiar character actor who played the bartender and croupier Jacques Renault on the original Twin Peaks and an oil refinery worker on Grace Under Fire, has died.

He was 72. Olkewiczdied early Tuesday morning at his Reseda home in Los Angeles, his son,screenwriter Zak Olkewicz, told The Hollywood Reporter.

He had struggled with health issues during the past 20 years and had a series of knee surgeries that caused infections, led to him being bedridden and forced him to take a break from acting.

Olkewicz also portrayed a mafia lawyer, Jerome "Romey" Clifford, whose death by suicide in front of two youngsters gets the plot rolling in the Joel Schumacher legal thriller The Client(1994).

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