Actress Peggy Lipton, the mother of Rashida and Kidada Jones, has died at 72 of cancer.
Rashida and Kadida, Lipton’s daughters from her marriage to famed music producer Quincy Jones, announced her death in the Los Angeles Times.
“She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side,” Lipton’s daughters said in a statement to LA Times. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”
Lipton had previously been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004.
She won a Golden Globe and was Emmy-nominated four times for her role Julie Barnes in the counterculture police series The Mod Squad –one of the first TV shows to feature an interracial cast. She is also famous for appearing David Lynch’s original Twin Peaks series, on which she played Norma Jennings, the owner of the Double R Diner. She reprised her role in the recent revival of the series.
At the height of her popularity in 1968, she also released a self-titled album and had hits with covers of Donovan’s “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” and Laura Nyro’s “Stoney End” and “Lu.” She’s also credited as a writer on Frank Sinatra’s song “L.A. Is My Lady.”
She married musician and producer Jones in 1974, making headlines for the controversial interracial relationship. They divorced in 1990 after separating in 1986.
“Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond,” her daughters shared. “She will always be a part of us.”