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Actress Pamela Gidley dead at 52

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Pamela Gidley has sadly passed away.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me actress’ family has announced that she died peacefully at her Seabrook, New Hampshire home on Monday, April 16, 2018. At the time of this writing, her cause of death has not yet been revealed. She was 52 years old.

After getting her start as a model, appearing on cover of Seventeen magazine and being named the “Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ by the Wilhelmina modeling agency, Gidley began her acting career in the mid-80s. 

She first appeared on the big screen in 1986’s Thrashin’, in which she starred alongside Josh Brolin and Sherilyn Fenn, and in the Melanie Griffith-led Cherry 2000 the following year. After landing a role on the CBS crime drama Angel Street, Gidley scored recurring parts on a number of television series, including Strange Luck, The Pretender, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Skin.

However, she was perhaps best known for her performance as Teresa Banks in the controversial Twin Peaks prequel, Fire Walk With Me in 1992. She later reprised the role in the 2014 film, Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces.

Gidley is survived by her mother, Phyllis; three brothers, Glenn, David, and Brian; her sister-in-law, Darlene; and four nieces and nephews, Adam, Keegan, Erica, and Alexis. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the New Hampshire SPCA.

Our thoughts are with Gidley’s loved ones during this difficult time.