Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' has died at 72
Peggy Lipton, the actress who rose to fame in TV's groundbreaking 1960s series "The Mod Squad" and starred in the 1990s series "Twin Peaks," has died at age 72 of cancer.
The news was confirmed by her two daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones (star of TV's "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation"), from Lipton's 15-year marriage to music producer Quincy Jones.
"We are heartbroken that our beloved mother passed away from cancer today," the statement said. "She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side. We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her."
The statement called for privacy for the family and continued: "We can't put all of our feelings into words right now but we will say: Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us."
Lipton played Julie Barnes, one of a trio of Los Angeles undercover "hippie cops" on the counter-culture "The Mod Squad" with Michael Cole and Clarence Williams III. The show aired on ABC from 1968 to 1973.
She was nominated for Emmys and won a Golden Globe in 1971 for her performance. The show addressed issues such as the Vietnam War, drugs and domestic violence.
Lipton married music producer Quincy Jones in 1974, and focused on her family and two daughters. The couple divorced in 1989.
Lipton appeared in the 1979 “Mod Squad” TV reunion and made a cameo appearance in a 1999 movie version of "The Mod Squad" that starred Claire Danes (as Julie Barnes), Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi.
In the 1990s, she played the role of Norma Jennings in the TV series "Twin Peaks." She also played the same character in the show's 2017 revival.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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