Pamela Gidley, ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress, Dies at 52

She died away earlier in April at her home in New Hampshire

Pamela Gidley, who starred in the “Twin Peaks” prequel film “Fire Walk With Me,” died earlier this month, her family announced in an obituary on Sunday.

Gidley died on April 16 at her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire; the cause of death was not cited.

In “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” Gidley portrayed Teresa Banks, whose murder drives the plot of the film, set before the death of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Along with “Twin Peaks,” Gidley’s acting acting career included parts in “Thrashin,” and “Cherry 2000,” with TV appearances in episodes of “MacGyver,” “The Pretender,” “Tour of Duty,” “CSI” and “The Closer.”

Her co-star in “Thrashin,” Josh Brolin, paid tribute to Gidley on Instagram last week. Brolin wrote “My co-star in ‘Thrashin’ and my girlfriend twice in a lifetime. Amazing and innocent memories of her: a spitfire, and a truly funny person she was. I remember is being in bed (I was 17) and hearing the radio come on saying that the Challenger had just exploded. These milestones in your life: amazing people to grace us with their spirit, their presence. She will have forever affected mine. Thank you for the gift of you, Pam. Rest In Peace beautiful girl.”

My co-star in “Thrashin” and my girlfriend twice in a lifetime. Amazing and innocent memories of her: a spitfire, and a truly funny person she was. I remember is being in bed (I was 17) and hearing the radio come on saying that the Challenger had just exploded. These milestones in your life: amazing people to grace us with their spirit, their presence. She will have forever affected mine. Thank you for the gift of you, Pam. Rest In Peace beautiful girl. ❤️???? #thrashin #dogtownbeginnings #godschildren @robertrusler #pamgidley

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