65-year-old American actress and singer Julee Cruise left us on Thursday, June 9, 2022, leaving behind a one-of-a-kind body of work, including albums, soundtracks, and appearances on the big and small screen. Sad news relayed on the artist’s Facebook account by her spouse, Edward Grinnan: “She left this world on her own terms. No regrets. She’s at peace… I put her B-52 song Roam on her during her last breath. Now she will wander forever. Rest in peace, my love. Julee Cruise, who suffered from generalized lupus, ended her life “as she saw fit”.

Talented. An adjective that suits Julee Cruise perfectly. At the same time singer, musician, composer and actress, the artist born on December 1, 1956 in Iowa studied French horn at Drake University before practicing singing near Minneapolis as part of the Children’s Theater Company and to work as a recruitment agent for a certain Angelo Badalamenti, composer of film music. An enriching experience that will serve her a lot to put her multiple talents at the service of another creator as ingenious as her.

Julee Cruise on the way to Twin Peaks

In 1985, Julee Cruise’s career took off. Composer Angelo Badalamenti offers his name to filmmaker David Lynch to sign the soundtrack for his next film, Blue Velvet, with Isabella Rossellini. A feature film notably punctuated by the emblematic song Mysteries of Love. But also a meeting placed under the sign of fate, since Cruise and Lynch collaborate again for the series Twin Peaks (and its sequel, in 2017) in which she is even entitled to a few appearances. The singer of “Into the Night” and “The Nightingale” has also collaborated with other renowned artists such as Moby, The B-52’s and Bobby McFerrin.

Twin Peaks in Cannes © JACOVIDES-BORDE-MOREAU / BESTIMAGE

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