Peggy Lipton's Former Husband Opens up about Her Death
The legendary music producer and musician, Quincy Jones opened up for the first time since the death of his former wife Peggy Lipton on Saturday.
The 86-year-old took to Twitter Tuesday with a heartfelt tribute to Peggy, his wife from 1974 until 1989.
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Alongside a sweet photo of the pair taken during earlier days, Quincy wrote, "There is absolutely no combination of words that can express the sadness I feel after losing my beloved Peggy Lipton....My wife of 14 years."
As part of his tribute, Quincy added that they shared “many, many beautiful memories” throughout the years but most of all, that they share “two incredible daughters,” Rashida and Kidada.
The tribute also included a few words from their daughters, "Thank you for all the love and support over the past couple of days,” Kidada and Rashida wrote. “Some have asked what can be done in Peggy's honor. In lieu of flowers or gifts, you can make a donation to Seasons Hospice, the wonderful team who took such great care of our mom."
They explained that donations would be in aid of Camp Kangaroo, a bereavement camp for young children while their foundation aids grieving families with the payment of funeral arrangements, groceries, bills, etc.
Quincy also thanked everyone for their support and added, “Regardless of the paths that our lives took us on, I can say with the utmost certainty, that love is eternal. Thank you all for the love & support you've shown me & my family."
45-year-old Kidada and 43-year-old Rashida revealed the news of their mother’s passing from cancer on Saturday, May 11 in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
"She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side," they said in the statement. "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," Rashida and Kidada added. "She will always be a part of us."
Peggy’s role on “Mod Squad” during the late 1960s and early 1970s, along with her marriage to Quincy put her at the center of much controversy around racism.
She stepped away from her acting career after she married Quincy to raise their two daughters and returned to television after their divorce with her role as Norma Jennings on the hit show “Twin Peaks.”
Both Kidada and Rashida followed in their mother’s footstep and became actors. Peggy Lipton had a long and hard battle with cancer which Rashida opened up about a few years ago.
During an interview, she shared how the family dealt with the diagnosis and the hardships the consequently followed.