Al Strobel, ‘Twin Peaks’ Actor, Dies at 83

Al Strobel, an actor who was best known for his role as Phillip Gerard, the one-armed man on “Twin Peaks,” died Friday in Eugene, Ore.

He was 83.“Twin Peaks” producer and frequent David Lynch collaborator Sabrina Sutherland released a statement on behalf of his family: “Through the darkness of future past and much sadness we say goodbye to Al Strobel.

He is an irreplaceable human being and will always be an important part of our Twin Peaks family.”Strobel, who lost his left arm in a car accident at the age of 17, was a mainstay across “Twin Peaks,” first appearing in the series pilot in 1989.

Playing Gerard, a man who removed one of his arms to prevent a sinister being from possessing his body, Strobel appeared across 10 episodes of the original two seasons of “Twin Peaks.” He provided one of the show’s most memorable moments, performing a haunting poem

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