Twin Peaks singer Julee Cruise dies after long health battle

Twin Peaks singer Julee Cruise dies after long health battle

Julee Cruise has died aged 65 after battling poor health, according to a statement shared by her husband. The late singer, famous for writing the theme song for Twin Peaks, had previously opened up about living with the autoimmune disease Lupus

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Julee Cruise performs the theme from the iconic show

Twin Peaks singer Julee Cruise has died at the age of 65 after battling health issues, according to reports.

The singer – best known for writing the theme song for the hit TV series – died on June 9 according to an emotional post from her husband on Facebook.

Edward Grinnan paid tribute, writing: “She left this kingdom on her own terms. No regrets. She is at peace.

“I played it [B-52’s song] Roam during his transition. Now she will wander forever. Rest in peace, my love.”

The American singer was a frequent collaborator with Twin Peaks creator David Lynch after his song Falling provided the soundtrack for the hit 80s TV show.







Julee Cruise’s husband announced his death on social media
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The late singer posing at the BRIT Awards in 1991
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Born in Iowa in 1965, Julee would go on to become an accomplished singer, songwriter, actress and musician – releasing four studio albums throughout her career.

Before her death, the late singer lived with lupus, an autoimmune disease.

Speaking to Pitchfork in 2017, Julee told the publication that her condition had left her with the “bones of an 85-year-old woman at 33.”







The late singer performed at a Twin Peaks festival in the UK in 2015
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Following her death, many fans paid tribute to the late star online.

“Julee Cruise has passed away. We are losing a wonderful artist, a wonderful woman,” a tribute began on Twitter.

“The voice of Twin Peaks melodies. Forever in our memory. Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace, beautiful Julee.”

Another tribute paid homage to when Julee appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1990.







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Many remember her iconic Saturday Night Live performance

The singer appeared on the short-lived US late-night comedy show, after scheduled performer Sinéad O’Connor refused to appear on the same show as guest host Andrew Dice Clay.

Julee performed her signature track Fallout for her stint on the live show in New York.

A grieving fan took to Twitter to write, “David Lynch gave us the greatest and most haunting episode in American television history, and Julee Cruise was the most transcendent and most powerful of all. A beautiful dream that turns into a nightmare before our eyes and ears.”







David Lynch, pictured with Kyle MacLachlan, worked on several projects with the late star
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Director David and movie star Isabella Rossellini wrote a number to the song which appeared on Julee’s first-ever studio album, Floating in the Night.

Julee’s most famous project with David – with whom she has worked frequently over the years – was when she wrote the haunting theme for her Twin Peaks series, which won her a Grammy for Best Pop Instrument.

The late star also made several appearances on the hit TV show, as a singer at a local bar and featured during the show’s landmark pilot episode and the episode where Laura Palmer’s murderer is revealed.

Julee most recently appeared in Part 17 of the 2017 Twin Peaks reboot, performing The World Spins.

The star is survived by her husband, author and publisher Edward Grinnan.

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