Actress Catherine E Coulson, who playsed the Log Lady on David Lynch’s hit TV show “Twin Peaks”, has died at the age of 71.
Coulson was set to return to the new Showtime revival of of the show, reported Variety.
“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,” Lynch said in a statement.
Coulson worked with Lynch as assistant director on his 1977 debut feature “Eraserhead” where they first started discussing the idea of a woman who carried around a log.
She appeared in Lynch’s 1974 short film “The Amputee” as a woman with both legs amputated.
Coulson also worked as first or second assistant camera on “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Modern Romance”, “Youngblood” and “Night on Earth.”
Coulson was married to “Eraserhead” and “Twin Peaks” star Jack Nance. She later married Marc Sirinsky, with whom she had a daughter.