Quincy Jones recently paid tribute to the memory of his ex-wife Peggy Lipton following her demise from cancer on Saturday.
Before her death, Lipton and the famed music producer had been divorced for almost three decades, but in the touching message Quincy shared on Tuesday, he declares “love is eternal.”
Quincy Jones at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Alongside a throwback photo of himself and the late model/actress, 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. We shared many, many beautiful memories, and most importantly, we share two incredible daughters… Pie (Kidada) and Doonkie (Rashida).”
(L-R) Quincy Jones III, Martina Jones, Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones and Peggy Lipton at the Landmark Theatre on Sep. 17, 2014 in California. | Photo: Getty Images
“Regardless of the paths that our lives took us on, I can say with the utmost certainty, that love is eternal,” continued Quincy who has five other children with four other women. “Thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown me and my family.”
'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'
The Grammy-winning producer’s post also included a joint statement from their daughters, Kidada, 45, and “Parks and Recreation” alum Rashida, 43.
The girls thanked fans and well-wishers for their support over the past couple of days and asked that donations be made to Seasons Hospice in their mother’s memory.
“In lieu of flowers or gifts, you can make a donation to Seasons Hospice, the wonderful team who took care of our mom,” they wrote.
“Your donation will be in support of all of their services including Camp Kangaroo, a bereavement camp for young children, and their Foundation, which helps grieving families in need by helping pay for groceries, funeral arrangements, bills, etc.”
Lipton, known for playing Norma Jennings in “Twin Peaks” and Julie Barnes in “The Mod Squad,” first revealed that she’d been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004 before succumbing to the disease on Saturday, May 11.
Rashida and Kidada announced their mother’s passing in a short statement, assuring fans that Lipton “made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side.”
Peggy Lipton posing with Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole for the show "The Mod Squad" in 1968. | Photo: Getty Images
“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.”
Lipton, who was married to Quincy from 1974 to 1990, passed on at the age of 72.
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