After several times having fought with cancer, the former model and actor Peggy Lipton is now dead at the age of 72 years.
She was first diagnosed with intestinal cancer at the age of 56 and was later cured. In 2004 it hit her again, and on May 11 she died of the disease.
‘She took her journey in peace with her daughters and nieces by her side. We feel blessed for every moment we got with her, ‘writes her two daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones in a statement to the LA Times.
The two children she has with the well-known music producer Quincy Jones, whom she was married from 1974 to 1990, and Rashida Jones herself is a well-known actor who has been involved in several Hollywood films and among other things can be seen in the American version of series The Office.
Peggy Lipton became a model when she was 15, and as a 21-year-old, her acting career gained momentum as she became the role of undercover infant police officer Julie Barnes in the politics of Mob Squad.
However, she is best known for her role as the waitress Norma Jennings in David Lynch’s surrealistic TV series Twin Peaks from the early 1990s.
Peggy Lipton was born in New York in 1946, and four years after she started her model career, she got her first role on television in the sitcom The John Forsythe Show.
Then she got roles in the Bewitched, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Virginian series before becoming a regular part of Mob Squad.
The Mob Squad series became a major part of the counter-culture movement in the United States, which among others was a part of the hippies, and which focused on everything from the racial issue to police violence and drugs.
The series also secured Peggy Lipton’s four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.
She also managed to make herself a song with three singles on the charts and as co-author of Frank Sinatras 1984 hit ‘LA Is My Lady’.
‘We can’t put all our emotions into words right now, but we want to say: Peggy was and always will be our light in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us, ‘the daughters write about their mother.