Pamela Gidley Dies, Twin Peaks Star Was 52

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Pamela Gidley, a veteran actress best known for her role in the Twin Peaks prequel Fire Walk With Me, died at her New Hampshire home in April 16.

She was 52 years old.

Pamela Gidley

Gidley's passing was announced Sunday in an obituary, which is why the news has only just gone viral now, about two weeks after she left us.

The newspaper article notes that Gidley "died peacefully in her home, on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Seabrook."

The cause of death was not immediately made clear.

Gidley started her career in 1986, starring in Thrashin’ alongside Josh Brolin and Robert Rusler.

The former actor took to Instagram to mourn the actress yesterday, writing online:


“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.”

In addition to Fire Walk With Me and Thrashin’, Gidley also starred in Angel Street – both the series and the television movie.

Pamela Gidley Picture

Some folks out there might recognize her from Highway to Hell, Strange Luck and The Pretender.

Her last role was playing Teresa Banks once again in Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces, released in 2014.

On TV, meanwhile, Gidley made guest-starring appearances in such shows as MacGyver, The Pretender, Tour of Duty, CSI and The Closer.

Per her obituary:

Besides her mother, Phyllis M. Gidley of Hampton, Gidley is survived by her brothers, Glenn Gidley of Salem, N.H., Daniel Gidley and his wife Darlene of Hampton, and Brian Gidley of Haverhill, Mass., nephews and nieces, Adam, Keegan, Erica and Alexis Gidley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or NH SPCA, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.

The family says all funeral arrangements will be kept private.

May Pamela Gidley rest in peace.

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