Catherine Coulson, ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Dead at 71

Actress Catherine E. Coulson, best known for her iconic role as Margaret Lanterman, AKA the Log Lady on Twin Peaks has passed away. She was 71.

Coulson — who passed away from cancer this morning (Sept. 28) — was set to reprise her role in Showtime’s revival of the series before her death.

Twin Peaks Log Lady Dead

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Said Twin Peaks creator David Lynch in a statement:

Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson. Catherine was solid gold. 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.

In addition to her work on Twin Peaks, Coulson was assistant director on Lynch’s debut Eraserhead and recently appeared on Portlandia.

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