Catherine Coulson, log lady in original 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 71

Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on 'Twin Peaks,' Dies at 71

Actress was set to reprise her role in the upcoming Showtime reboot

Catherine E. Coulson, best known for playing the Log Lady on "Twin Peaks," died Monday at the age of 71.

The actress had a recurring role in both seasons of the David Lynch series, and also appeared in the follow-up film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me." She was set to reprise her role in the upcoming Showtime reboot of the series.

"Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson. Catherine was solid gold," said Lynch in a statement. "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."

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"Everyone is special, but Catherine Coulson was a shining star who ended every email or phone call with 'I love you.' It is an understatement to say she will be missed," said Coulson's agent, Mary Dangerfield.

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Catherine Coulson, log lady in original 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 71
TWIN PEAKS - 'Log Lady' Gallery - Shoot Date: July 26, 1990. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) CATHERINE E. COULSON
Catherine E. Coulson as The Log Lady stars in the pilot episode of the CBS television series 'Twin Peaks', 1990. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Richard Beymer and Catherine Coulson attend ABC TV Fall Press Tour on September 12, 1990 at UCLA Campus in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
PSYCH -- 'Dual Spires' Episode 5012 -- Pictured: Catherine E Coulson as Woman with Wood (Photo by Alan Zenuk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Actor Ray Wise and actress Catherine Coulson arrive to The Paley Center For Media's presentation of a 'Psych' And 'Twin Peaks' Reunion on November 29, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Actress Catherine E. Coulson attends the 'Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery' Blu-Ray/DVD release party and screening held at the Vista Theatre on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA. NOV. 30, 2014. Catherine E. Coulson as Stepmother in the dress rehearsal of Into the Woods at the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Nov. 30, 2014. Dress rehearsal of Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Into the Woods. (Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Coulson first appeared in Lynch's 1974 short film "The Amputee" as a woman with both legs amputated. She also served as a crew member on the director's 1977 movie "Eraserhead."

Also read: David Lynch Returning for Showtime's 'Twin Peaks' Reboot

Since the conclusion of "Twin Peaks," the actress made several guest appearances on series including "Psych" and "Portlandia."

Coulson has a daughter with husband Marc Sirinsky. She was previously married to "Eraserhead" star Jack Nance.

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