Carnivàle Actor Brian Turk Dead at 49 After Cancer Battle

He passed away on Friday.

By Alyssa Morin 16 Sep, 2019 2:05 PMTags
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Hollywood has lost a star.

Brian Turk, the star of HBO's 2003 show Carnivàle and many other hit series, has passed away, E! News can confirm. According to TMZ, the famed actor, who was diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago, died on Friday.

He was only 49-years-old. The actor's rep told the outlet that his cancer diagnosis recently became terminal.

Turk was mainly known for his role as Gabriel in the HBO series Carnivàle, where he starred in every episode since its debut. He also appeared in many television shows, including Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds, General Hospital and countless others. He also made appearances in movies like Big Fat Liar, American Pie 2 and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

The star is survived by his wife and 8-year-old son. 

According to TMZ, a GoFundMe page had been set up for the family. The following statement on the site reads, "At this time the family is requesting privacy while they deal with and process Brian's diagnosis & enjoy these moments together."

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On the site, the family confirmed Turk's death and his passing on Friday. Additionally, they shared they are in the midst of making funeral arrangements. "Thank you for the continued support for the Turk family," a statement read.

Our thoughts are with Turk's close friends and family members during this time.