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Peggy Lipton Dies: ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ actress was 72

Peggy Lipton, a Golden Globe award winning actress and star of the hit TV program “Mod Squad,” has died. She was 72.

Lipton’s death from cancer was declared in an announcement from her daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones, who said she “made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side.”

Lipton came to fame playing undercover police officer Julie Barnes in the series “Mod Squad,” which ran from 1968 to 1973.

That role earned her four Golden Globe nominations and one win for Best TV Actress in a drama.

She additionally featured as Norma Jennings on the TV series “Twin Peaks.”

Lipton was married to famous music maker Quincy Jones from 1974 to 1990. The couple share daughters Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones, who is known for her roles on the comedy series “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.”

“Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us,” the daughters shared.

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