Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Catherine Coulson Dead at 71

Catherine Coulson, the Log Lady in Twin Peaks, has died
Catherine Coulson, the Log Lady in Twin Peaks, has died Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Catherine Coulson, who played the role of the Log Lady in David Lynch's Twin Peaks has died at the age of 71.

Coulson's agent and friend, Mary Dangerfield, confirmed her death to the Hollywood Reporter, adding that her family had not yet made the actress' cause of death public.

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Catherine Coulson on Twin Peaks courtesy Everett Collection

"We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many," Dangerfield said of her loss. Lynch, who had worked with Coulson twice before he cast her in Twin Peaks, added, "Today, I lost one of my dearest friends."

"Catherine was solid gold," he continued. "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," he said, adding that she had a "great sense of humor," and was a "spiritual person, a long-time meditator. She was the Log Lady," he concluded.

Coulson had been slated to return for Twin Peaks' Showtime revival, although it's unclear whether any of her scenes had already been mapped out.

Aside from her work on Twin Peaks, Coulson also appeared on Psych and Portlandia, among other television titles, and got her acting start on stage.

The actress is survived by her second husband, Marc Sirinsky, and their daughter.

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