Catherine Coulson, better known as the cryptic Log Lady on Twin Peaks died on Monday morning at the age of 71. No further details of her death were immediately available.
Born in Ashland, Oregon, Coulson landed her first major television role playing The Log Lady in 1990, which she was set to reprise in the upcoming Showtime revival series in 2017. She has also appeared in David Lynch's surrealist classic Eraserhead — during which she began transcendental meditation the same same time as he did — and his short film The Amputee.
Lynch remembered the actress in a statement. "Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson," he said. "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 TM meditator. She was the Log Lady."
Coulson recently appeared in Portlandia and Psych (as the Log Lady in its "Dual Spires" episode), though she has primarily been working in the theater with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.