Unforgettable Kenneth Welsh as Villain on ‘Twin Peaks’ dies at 80

Kenneth Welsh, a prolific Canadian stage and film actor best known for playing the murderous, greedy villain Windom Earle on the hit television series “Twin Peaks” in the early 1990s, died May 5 at his home in Sanford, Ontario. He was 80 years old. His longtime manager, Pam Winter, said the cause was cancer. Mr. …

New York and Beyond Conservation Expert Frank Gilbert dies at 91

Conservationist Frank Gilbert, who helped save Grand Central Terminal from destruction by a 55-story skyscraper and incubated the pioneering icon law that supported New York City’s nationwide conservation movements in the mid-1960s, died at Chevy Chase on May 14. The doctor was 91 years old. His wife, Ann Hersh Gilbert, said the cause was pneumonia …

Maggie Peterson, a memorable ‘Andy Griffith Show’ guest, dies at 81

Actress Maggie Peterson, who had a recurring role on the hit sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show,” fell unforgettably in love with Mr. Griffith’s character, Sheriff Andy Taylor, who died on Sunday. She was 81 years old. His death was announced on his Facebook page. The post didn’t say where he died, but his family said …

‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Tremors’ actor Fred Ward dies

Versatile actor Fred Ward, who played a gray-haired tramp on “Tremors” and an astronaut on “The Right Stuff,” who was the lead author of “Henry and June” during his decades-long career, died Sunday. He was 79 years old. Journalist Ron Hoffman confirmed his death. He did not specify the cause of death. “The unique thing …