Julee Cruise, the singer who made Twin Peaks the deep and mystical drama it was with her ethereal voice has passed away. We look back at her iconic moments to give you all the nostalgia.
Twin Peaks really wasn’t Twin Peaks without the voice of Cruise, who passed away at age 65. She was best known for her collaborations with David Lynch, the series’ creator.
Her song Falling, from her 1989 album Floating into the Night, was used in its instrumental form as the show’s theme, but she also performed it in the town’s bar in the show’s pilot.
Twin Peaks fans, check out these iconic Julee Cruise scenes
Fans have shared their favourite Twin Peaks moments and said it wouldn’t have been as iconic if it wasn’t for Cruise’s voice guiding them through the scenes, calling them a ‘legend’, ‘haunting’, and ‘beautiful’ because of her voice.
In each scene, Cruise is either performing on stage or can be heard in the background, usually at a pinnacle point for a specific character – such as the moment Laura Palmer breaks down after entering the bar and hearing Cruise sing Questions In A World Of Blue.
The director also featured Cruise and The World Spins in the episode in which Laura Palmer’s killer is revealed, and her appearance in Part 17 was significant in bringing back these memories before Laura’s return in Part 18.
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Lost love for Twin Peaks
Although she was one of Lynch’s many muses, and a huge fan of the first two seasons, she did go on to call the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return a ‘slap in the face’ due to the editing of her appearance.
In a Facebook thread, Cruise hammered down on the show’s finale and said she no longer cared about the series. She went on to explain in the comment section that when she was watching it made her “scream her face off.
She claimed Lynch had done everything he could to make sure she came back for the show’s end, but then edited the sequence badly and treated her like “trash”.
According to the post, her husband, Edward Grinnan, wrote on Facebook, Cruise “left this realm on her own terms.”
He said: “No regrets. She is at peace … I played her [B-52’s song] Roam during her transition. Now she will roam forever. Rest in peace, my love.”