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Walter Olkewicz dead – Twin Peaks and Seinfeld actor dies suddenly aged 72 as family pay tribute

TWIN Peaks star Walter Olkewicz has died aged 72, following a 20-year battle with his health. The veteran TV actor, who played bartender and croupier Jacques Renault on the cult tv show, died early on Tuesday morning from complications due to his ongoing health issues.

He had been bedridden after a series of knee operations that had caused infections. Complications arose soon after an initial surgery in 1999, and a total of 19 surgeries followed, which left Olkewicz confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

His son Zak Olkewicz - a screenwriter - confirmed the sad news about his father today, NME reported. In a statement issued on behalf of the family, he said: “He was a good man who pushed his love for creativity and the arts.

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