A heavy log of sorrow has been dropped in our hearts today with the news that Twin Peaks "Log Lady" Catherine Coulson has died at the age of 71. Coulson's agent and friend has informed THR that the actress and Eraserhead assistant director died after a battle with cancer.
In a statement, David Lynch said, "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 [transcendental meditation] meditator. She was the Log Lady."
The new season of Twin Peaks has already been in production in Washington, but it's not clear how many if any of Coulson's appearances were shot.