CALIFORNIA—Galyn Gorg, actress and dancer featured in “Twin Peaks” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” died on Tuesday, July 14 in Oahu, Hawaii, one day before her birthday. She was 55 years old.
According to her agent, Sheila Legette, the cause of death was cancer, which the actress had been battling for the past 9 months.
“Galyn was a beautiful soul who loved life, art, dance and was a phenomenal woman who I called not only a client but a good friend,” Legette said in a statement. “She will be missed beyond measure.”
Gorg was born in Los Angeles and raised by her actress/model mother, Gwyndolin Lee Görg, and filmmaker, Alan Kent Görg. She studied liberal arts at Santa Monica City College. Her career initiated with dancing as she was proficient in numerous dance styles including jazz, ballet, West African, and more. Her work in film, performances, and music videos spanned across multiple areas including the Middle East, Italy, New Zealand, Mexico, and Canada. Throughout her life she has worked with choreographers such as Michael Peters, Debbie Allen, and Jaime Rogers.
She appeared in the films “Point Break,” RoboCop 2,” “Judgement Night,” and on the TV shows “Lost,” “Parks and Recreation” and “CSI: Miami.”
“We were unaware of just how sick she was as the diagnosis was a shock to the entire family,” the family indicated in a statement.
The family created a GoFundMe page to help assist in paying Gorg’s funeral expenses as she was treated on the Hawaiian island, Oahu. While they have closed donations, they are welcoming comments in her memory along with prayers on the GoFundMe page.