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TV actor, who played bartender and croupier Jacques Renault on the cult tv show, died early.
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.
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Walter Olkewicz was 72-years-old.
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 into everything he did”.
“He handed that passion down to me, and I look forward to passing it on to the grandchildren he loved so much.”
In a separate Facebook post, Zak said his dad’s death was “sudden” but seemingly without any pain or fear.
He said he was still processing the news, and apologised to everyone that had reached out, who he’d failed to respond to.
“He was a lot of great things, but mostly he was a good good person in his heart,” Zak said. “I know from the outreach of kind words from everyone he will be missed by the world as much as by his family.”
Olkewicz had struggled against the odds to take part in the 2017 reboot of Twin Peaks, Zak said.
“It was his first role in almost 15 years, and he did it all from behind a bar to cover the fact that he couldn’t stand.”
This was his last ever on-screen appearance. Aside from this, the actor had taken a break over this time, to focus on getting better.