Catherine Coulson, The “Log Lady” of ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 71

“I carry a log, yes. Is it funny to you? It is not to me.”

Catherine Coulson, who played the “Log Lady” in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and was set to reprise the role in the upcoming reboot, passed away Monday morning from cancer at the age of 71.

An actress and a director, one of her last screen roles included a cameo in “The Brunch Special” episode of Portlandia (which also stars fellow Twin Peaks alum, Kyle MacLachlan).

In a statement to fans, Lynch lamented losing one of his dearest friends:

“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,” Lynch wrote. “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 [transcendental meditation] meditator. She was the Log Lady.”

Production on the revival has already started and there is no word on whether the role will be recast or the script will be rewritten. The Twin Peaks miniseries is slated to be premiere on Showtime in 2017.

(h/t Variety)