Actress and model Peggy Lipton, known for playing the role of waitress Norma Jennings in the iconic ’90s TV series Twin Peaks, has passed away at the age of 72.
Lipton began modelling at the age of 15, and made her TV acting debut at 19, eventually landing her breakthrough role in the undercover police series The Mod Squad.
She married famed music producer Quincy Jones in 1974, and the pair had two daughters, Rashida Jones and her sister Kidada, before separating in 1990.
Rashida and Kidada announced their mother’s death in a statement to the LA Times, saying that she passed away from cancer on Saturday. The statement read:
“She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side. We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”
In more recent years, Peggy Lipton appeared in two episodes of Rashida’s TV show Angie Tribeca. Her final onscreen appearance was in Twin Peaks: The Return in 2017.
Comedian Kathy Griffin is one of those who has paid tribute to the star, saying:
“I’m heartbroken. I had the opportunity to work with Peggy for a few days on a film. I absolutely fell in love with her. I’ve honestly always thought of Peggy as … perfect. Honest, funny, nurturing, oh and loved some good, juicy, gossip.”
RIP Peggy Lipton.