Catherine Coulson, Twin Peaks's Log Lady, Has Passed Away

Actress Catherine Coulson, best known as "The Log Lady" on Twin Peaks, has passed away. Various reports indicate that she passed away from cancer, aged 71.

Coulson appeared Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and in a recent music video as The Log Lady after the conclusion of the series. She also appeared in a Twin Peaks-themed episode of Psych as "Woman With Wood." She was expected to return in the revived series, which is currently filming, but it's unclear whether she has filmed anything yet.

Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch said 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."


Coulson had worked with Lynch going all the way back to his 1974 short film The Amputee, and on his feature film debut, the experimental masterpiece Eraserhead. She was also a camera assistant on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, among other things.