Julee Cruise, known for her work on David Lynch’s iconic series ‘Twin Peaks’, died at 65 on Thursday.
Cruise’s husband, Edward Grinnan, confirmed her death in a statement on Facebook.
“She left this realm on her own terms. No regrets. She is at peace… Now she will roam forever. Rest in peace, my love,” Grinnan said.
In 2018, Cruise announced she had been diagnosed with systemic lupus and suffered from chronic pain.
“I can hardly walk. And now it’s difficult to stand… My spine is crumbling and pinching on nerves… I don’t take opiates, but the pain is so bad [that] I cry and snap at people… I’ve had a glorious time… but I must leave here. Someone wise told me I must go, and so being a recluse, it’s law and boredom for me. Thanks so much for everything! That’s my final curtsy,” Cruise said.
Born in 1956 in Creston, Iowa, Cruise’s most notable song was ‘Falling’.
Lynch used the instrumental of ‘Falling’, written by Angelo Badalamenti, as the theme for Twin Peaks, his iconic TV show that debuted in 1990.
According to The Guardian, Lynch also wrote lyrics for Cruise’s vocal version of ‘Falling’ which became a hit across Europe, topping the Australian singles chart and reaching No. 7 in the UK charts.
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