Actor George Dickerson, popular for playing police detective John Williams in the 1986 film Blue Velvet, died at the age of 81.
Mr Dickerson's son, writer-director Dome Karukoski, announced the news on his official Facebook page.
According to Mr Karukoski, Mr Dickerson passed away on January 10 after a long illness. He had been living here.
Mr Dickerson played a recurring role as Police Commander Swanson in the first season of the acclaimed 1980s cop drama Hill Street Blues.
He was also a part of the TV series The Incredible Hulk, Little House on the Prairie, Miami Vice, Hunter, Three's Company, Father Murphy, Sledge Hammer! and LA Law.