Yesterday, we lost “a wonderful woman.” “A sister.” “The coolest in the room.” An icon.
Here is an overview of thoughts and reactions shared by those who worked with or admired Peggy Lipton on Twin Peaks.
UPDATE: David Lynch has commented publicly on Peggy Lipton’s death after a Mulholland Drive screening in Brooklyn, New York.
Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson/Briggs, on-screen employee of Norma Jennings at the RR Diner)
I lost a sister today. She was a true angel on earth. Always the coolest in the room. You couldn’t fit anymore love into that gorgeous soul of hers and she shared her heart generously with everyone around her. She was such a proud mother. Loved her girls more than anything in the world. I will always love you Peggy. I hope to dance with you again in the stars one day.
Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs)
Peggy was one of the first people I met when I started on TP. I remember being completely in love and loved by both Peggy and Mädchen on the first days on the pilot. She would give me advice – stuff that helps me with life and career, still, to this day. Such a cool person. The coolest. I got to meet her daughters – Rashida and Kidada when they were little kids…so sweet. They grew into beautiful people. She loved them and was super proud of both of them. We got to talk about them when we did the return- she adored them. The scenes at the RR diner will always feel like Twin Peaks to me, and Norma, so gorgeous , was always there… so….Norma, I’ll see you in my dreams…rest in peace my friend. Hope there are less tears in dreams…??
Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper)
The RR diner is dark today. Very sorry to hear Peggy Lipton is gone. We’ve lost a beautiful soul.
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) May 12, 2019
Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne)
Lord Jesus….I am so out of touch I did NOT know we lost our sweet, amazing, beautiful Peggy……it can’t be….??????????????Blessings to how beloved ones……….?????? https://t.co/79Si65cwBC
— sherilynfenn (@sherilynfenn1) May 12, 2019
Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks writer and producer)
She possessed an ease and serenity that created peace. What a wonderful woman. RIP. https://t.co/GgV5E52Y2A
— Harley Peyton (@HarleyPeyton) May 12, 2019
Andrea Hays (Heidi, on-screen employee of Norma Jennings)
— Heidi Zehrung (@TwinPeaksHeidi) May 12, 2019
Amy Shiels (Candie in Twin Peaks: The Return)
Good night to the beautiful, irreplaceable Peggy Lipton. Such elegance and grace. xx
— Amy Shiels (@amy_shiels) May 12, 2019
Ian Buchanan (Dick Tremayne)
Great Sadness This Day. @mspeggylipton
— Ian Buchanan (@KilttripUSA) May 12, 2019
One in a million. #PeggyLipton Heart of Gold.
— Ian Buchanan (@KilttripUSA) May 13, 2019
Mark Frost (Twin Peaks co-creator)
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) May 12, 2019
David Patrick Kelly (Jerry Horne)
— David Patrick Kelly (@DPatKelly) May 12, 2019
Ray Wise (Leland Palmer)
— Ray Wise (@therealraywise) May 12, 2019
Chrysta Bell (Tamara Preston)
Michael Horse (Deputy Chief Hawk)
Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Jacoby/Amp)
Peg of heart.
— Russ Tamblyn (@RussTamblyn) May 13, 2019
Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran/Brennan)
Laura Dern (Diane)
Debbie Zoller (Makeup artist on Season 3)
Goodbye sweet Peggy. I loved our time together those early mornings in my makeup chair. The #twinpeaks family has lost its matriarch. You leave behind a special place in all of our hearts. ?? ???? pic.twitter.com/F5TjgaievY
— TwinPeaksMakeupDept (@TwinPeaksMakeup) May 13, 2019
This article will be updated as new messages from her Twin Peaks family come in.