Peggy Lipton, Actress in 'Mod Squad,' 'Twin Peaks,' Dies at 72

Tommaso Boddi
Peggy Lipton

Previously married to composer and record producer Quincy Jones, Lipton was the mother of actress Rashida Jones.

Actress Peggy Lipton, known for Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, died Saturday at the age of 72. She was reportedly suffering from colon cancer.

Previously married to composer and record producer Quincy Jones, Lipton was the mother of actress Rashida Jones.

The Los Angeles Times was first to report the news after Rashida and sister Kidada informed the newspaper of Lipton's death. "She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side," said the daughters in a statement to the Times. "We feel so lucky every moment we spent with her."

Born in New York City in 1946, Lipton began her acting career in television in 1965, appearing on Bewitched and The Magical World of Disney, among many other shows. She gained recognition on Mod Squad, taking on the role of Julie Barnes from 1968-1973. During that time, Lipton was nominated for four Golden Globes and won in 1971.

In 1989, she began acting on Twin Peaks, which was followed by numerous roles in film and television, including When in Rome, and recently, A Dog's Purpose.

Lipton's most recent role was a reprisal of her Twin Peaks character on the series that picked up 25 years after the original's events.

Her co-star Kyle Lachlan on Sunday said via Twitter: "The RR diner is dark today. Very sorry to hear Peggy Lipton is gone. We’ve lost a beautiful soul."

Lipton is survived by her two daughters.