The world has lost yet another icon this week with the passing of actress and filmmaker Catherine Coulson who died after a battle with cancer, aged 71 on Monday morning.
Known primarily for her role of the Log Lady in '90s cult classic, Twin Peaks, Coulson played an integral part in setting a weird and mystical air to the show. With her short and cryptic introductions to each episode and sporadic appearances, log always in tow, she cut a godlike figure in a character that said so much with such few, and largely nonsensical, words.
Here's the introduction to Twin Peaks pilot episode, way back in 1990:
Twin Peaks director, David Lynch also worked with Coulson on Eraserhead and The Amputee mourned the loss of his dear friend in a statement to EW:
“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.”
A sentiment which was echoed by her agent, Mary Dangerfield, who said:
"We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many."
I was so pumped for her return in the 25 year awaited Twin Peaks reawakening. It just won't be the same without her...