A few years back, we were lucky enough to attend a rare screening of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me at 92Y Tribeca. The post-film discussion included a call with the one and only Catherine Coulson, aka Twin Peaks‘ The Log Lady—whose sage wisdom still haunts. And today it appears the cult icon has sadly passed away at the age of 71 after an ongoing battle with cancer. Lynch, who is currently filmming his Twin Peaks revival for Showtime, said in a statement that Catherine was “solid gold.” He went on to note: “She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh. She was a spiritual person — a longtime TM meditator. She was the Log Lady.”
Considering Coulson was slated to reprise her role on the up Twin Peaks series, we can’t help but wonder just how Lynch will morph her character from an appearance to an homage to the late, great actor—because she truly was so integral and planted in the world of the show. Her memory will live on through the beloved character , which you can see more of below. RIP.