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“Twin Peaks” singer dies at 65 –

Julee Cruise was a singer who performed the theme to “Twin Peaks” as well as appearing on the show.

Musical career

Early in her career, Cruise began collaborating with composer Angelo Badalamenti, known for his work on the projects of director David Lynch. Cruise sang Badalamenti’s “Mysteries of Love” for Lynch’s 1986 movie “Blue Velvet.” She released her debut album, “Floating into the Night,” in 1989, including her best-known song, “Falling.” The song’s instrumental version, also a Badalamenti composition, was the theme to the Lynch TV show “Twin Peaks” the following year. Cruise sang the song on the show, appearing as a singer in a bar and singing other songs as well on several episodes. She was back for the 2017 return of “Twin Peaks,” singing on the show once again. Known for her ethereal, haunting vocals, Cruise released three later solo albums as well as recording with artists including Moby and Handsome Boy Modeling School. She toured with the B-52’s in the ‘90s, filling in for singer Cindy Wilson.

Cruise on working with Lynch

“I will always be known as this, and I will always be proud of this.” —from a 2017 interview for the Los Angeles Times

Tributes to Julee Cruise

Full obituary: Rolling Stone

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