Julee Cruise has passed away at the age of 65. Julee will always be remembered for her song Falling, which was used as the theme song for the hit television show Twin Peaks. Four years ago, Cruise revealed that she was battling the autoimmune disease Lupus. Her husband, Edward Grinnan, wrote a tribute on Facebook that stated: “She left this realm on her own terms.” Her husband’s tribute continued:
“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.”
Cruise was born in Iowa and first worked with Twin Peaks creator David Lynch in 1986 on his film Blue Velvet. The movie used the song Mysteries of Love, which was a song Cruise worked on with Angelo Badalamenti.
Julee also dabbled in acting. She appeared alongside Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern as The Dreamself of the Heartbroken Woman in Industrial Symphony No. 1. She also appeared in Twin Peaks as a singer, as well as the Twin Peaks movie and the revival show “Twin Peaks: The Return” in 2017.
Cruise spoke about her working relationship with David Lynch:
“It’s like I’m his little sister. You don’t like your older brother telling you what to do. David’s foppish. He can have these tantrums sometimes. And have you ever seen his temper? Anybody can look funny when they get mad. But I love him.”
Cruise also toured as a member of the B-52s in the 1990s.
She told her fans she was suffering from lupus in 2018, telling fans that she could hardly walk:
“And now it’s difficult to stand. My spine is crumbling and pinching on nerves. I don’t take opiates, but the pain is so bad I cry and snap at people. I’ve had a glorious time… but I must leave here. Someone wise told me I must go, and so being a recluse, it’s law and boredom for me. Thanks so much but everything. That’s my final curtsy…”
Rest in peace, Julee. You will be missed!
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