“There is absolutely no combination of words that can express the sadness I feel after losing my beloved Peggy Lipton… My wife of 14 years,” Jones wrote on Instagram. “We shared many, many beautiful memories, and most importantly, we shared two incredible daughters… Pie (Kidada) and Doonkie (Rashida).”
Jones and Lipton divorced in 1990.
He went on to say, “Regardless of the paths that our lives took us on, I can say with the utmost certainty, that love is eternal. Thank you all for the love you’ve shown me and my family.”
The musician then shared a note from his daughters, who thanked the community for their love and support and urged people to make donations, in lieu of flowers or gifts, to Seasons Hospice: “Your donation will be in support of all their services including Camp Kangaroo, a bereavement camp for young children, and their Foundation, which helps grieving families in need by helping pay for groceries, funeral arrangements, bills, etc.”
Lipton died at the age of 72 on Saturday from colon cancer. At the time, Rashida and Kidada issued a statement to the Los Angeles Times: “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters by their side. We feel so lucky every moment we spent with her.”
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) May 15, 2019