Julee Cruise dead at 65 – Twin Peaks theme song musician and David Lynch’s ‘muse’ dies after health problems

SINGER Julee Cruise has reportedly died at the age of 65 after a battle with her health.

The Iowa musician who performed the Twin Peaks theme song died on June 9, her husband revealed.

Julee Cruise has died at the age of 65

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Julee Cruise has died at the age of 65Credit: Redferns
Cruise, who is best known for her track falling, said her battle with lupus left her with the bones of an 85-year-old woman

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Cruise, who is best known for her track falling, said her battle with lupus left her with the bones of an 85-year-old womanPhoto credit: Getty

In an emotional Facebook post, Edward Grinnan said: “She left this realm on her own terms. No regret. she is at peace

“I played them [B-52’s song] Roam during their transition. Now she will roam forever. Rest in peace my love.”

Cruise is best known for her track Falling, which became the Twin Peaks theme song.

The ’90s drama series was created by David Lynch, whom she dubbed her “big brother,” and Mark Frost.

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She recorded her 1989 album Floating in the Night alongside Lynch.

Cruise battled the autoimmune disease lupus.

She told Pitchfork in 2018 that she was left with the “bones of an 85-year-old woman aged 33.”

She revealed she was taking “mega doses” of anti-inflammatories to quell the pain.

Cruise said, “It will give me liver cancer before I ever die of kidney failure from lupus.”

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She quipped, “I’m screwed either way, but I still look great.”

Electronic musician Robin Rimbaud, who goes by the moniker Scanner, said: “Farewell today to the magical Julee Cruise, whose voice encapsulated the dreamy and surreal mood of David Lynch’s work of the 1980s and early 1990s, including Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks. “

Dozens of fans paid tribute to Cruise online as they called the musician “one of a kind.”

One said: “Rest in peace Julee Cruise. An irreplaceable siren that could make you cry. We will miss you.”

Another commented: “Oh no Julee Cruise. She was something else.”

And a third said: “This breaks my heart. I can’t imagine Twin Peaks without Julee Cruise, the voice of an angel. She will be missed forever.”

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Mourners described her association with Lynch as “beyond”.

Cruise also performed in Lynch’s avant-garde concert Industrial Sympathy No.1 alongside Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage.

Cruise alongside Lynch (left) and Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti

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Cruise alongside Lynch (left) and Twin Peaks composer Angelo BadalamentiPhoto credit: Getty

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