Mod Squad and Twin Peaks star Peggy Lipton dies aged 72

Mod Squad and Twin Peaks star Peggy Lipton dies aged 72

Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show The Mod Squad and the 1990s show Twin Peaks, has died of cancer at the age of 72.

Lipton died surrounded by her family, her daughters, actress Rashida and Kidada Jones, said in a statement.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Peggy Lipton attends the 'Twin Peaks' Blu-Ray/DVD release party and screening at the Vista Theatre on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Actress Peggy Lipton arrives as a guest at the 19th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood dinner in Beverly Hills, California October 15, 2012. The event honors women who have had a profound impact on the film industry. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actor Peggy Lipton attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Quincy' at Linwood Dunn Theater on September 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Peggy Lipton and daughter Rashida Jones arrive at Revlon's Annual Philanthropic Luncheon at Chateau Marmont on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actors Rashida Jones (L) and Peggy Lipton attend Revlon's Annual Philanthropic Luncheon in support of the Revlon Women's Health Mission and to honor the achievements of Dr. Dennis Slamon at the Chateau Marmont on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Revlon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actresses Melanie Griffith (R) and Peggy Lipton attend Revlon's Annual Philanthropic Luncheon in support of the Revlon Women's Health Mission and to honor the achievements of Dr. Dennis Slamon at the Chateau Marmont on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Revlon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Quincy Jones III, Martina Jones, Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones and Peggy Lipton attend the 'Keep On Keepin' On' premiere at Landmark Theatre on September 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Rashida Jones and her mother Peggy Lipton attend the 'Keep On Keepin' On' premiere at Landmark Theatre on September 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Actors Peggy Lipton, Sheryl Lee and Grace Zabriskie attend the after party for The American Film Institute Presents "Twin Peaks-The Entire Mystery" Blu-Ray/DVD release at Bigfoot Lodge on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Actress Peggy Lipton attends the "Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery" Blu-Ray/DVD release party and screening held at the Vista Theatre on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PSYCH -- "1967: A Psych Odyssey" Episode 806 -- Pictured: (l-r) Peggy Lipton as Scarlett Jones, Timothy Omundson as Carlton Lassiter -- (Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actresses Kelly Lynch (L) and Peggy Lipton attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Peggy Lipton attends the Ferragamo presentation Spring Summer Runway Collection with VIP dinner, hosted by Jacqui Getty and Harpers BAZAAR at Chateau Marmont on January 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Peggy Lipton arrives at ELLE's 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Peggy Lipton attends "I LOVE YOU, MAN" Premiere at Mann's Village Theater on March 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 20: MOD SQUAD - "The Healer" 12/9/69 Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Dwayne Hickman (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 20: MOD SQUAD - "Confrontation!" 11/11/69 Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 20: MOD SQUAD - "The Death of Bill Hannachek" 11/25/69 Peggy Lipton, Michael Cole (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 20: MOD SQUAD - Gallery (1969) Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 20: MOD SQUAD - Gallery (1969) Peggy Lipton (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 19: MOD SQUAD - "Mother of Sorrow" 2/17/70 Peggy Lipton (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 18: MOD SQUAD - "The Death of Bill Hannachek" 11/25/69 Peggy Lipton (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
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"We are heartbroken that our beloved mother passed away from cancer today," they said.

"She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side.

"We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.

"We can't put all of our feelings into words right now but we will say: Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us."

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Quincy Jones poses with ex-wife Peggy Lipton and their daughter Rashida Jones (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lipton played one of a trio of Los Angeles undercover "hippie cops" on The Mod Squad.

The Los Angeles Times said it one of the first TV shows to feature an interracial cast.

Lipton was nominated for Emmys and won a Golden Globe in 1971 for her performance.

Lipton married music producer Quincy Jones in 1974, and they had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1989.

In the 1990s, she played the role of Norma Jennings in the TV series Twin Peaks.

"It was very scary," Lipton told The Times in a 1993 interview.

"I had a push-pull thing inside me that I wanted to do it. I had become so insulated in my world as a mother, that I didn't know how to pick up the phone and call anybody to put myself out there."

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