Twin Peaks actress Pamela Gidley dies, aged 52

Actress Pamela Gidley has died aged 52.

Gidley, who was best known for playing the role as Teresa Banks in the Twin Peaks prequel ‘Fire Walk With Me’, passed away peacefully at her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire, on 16 April.

While an obituary released by her family confirmed the news on Sunday, the cause of death has not been made public.

In a tribute obituary posted on social media, co-star Josh Brolin described Gidley as “a spitfire, and a truly funny person.”

Gidley played underage prostitute Banks, who was murdered by Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks. Back in an interview in 2016, she herself explained how she was approached by David Lynch: “He offered me that role, and so there was a conflict of interest”, she said.

“David wanted me so much for the character that he guaranteed the other film that he would pay all flights and all insurance.

“I was literally going from the Bahamas to Seattle, from Seattle to the Bahamas, almost every other 10 days…That to me was like, ‘Wow, you want me that bad?’ Holy Christ. I can’t imagine anyone wanted me that bad.”

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