Twin Peaks' actress Pamela Gidley died 'peacefully' at home in Seabrook

Union Leader Correspondent
April 30. 2018 8:11PM
PAMELA GIDLEY (Remick & Gendron ?Funeral Home)

SEABROOK — Pamela Gidley, an actress who played roles in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” and several other movies and TV shows, died peacefully at her home in Seabrook earlier this month, her family announced.

The 52-year-old actress, who grew up in Salem before moving to New York City to pursue her acting and modeling career, died on April 16. The cause of her death was not revealed in an obituary published Sunday.

Gidley’s family described her as a kind, loving and generous person.

According to her obituary, Gidley spent most of her adult years in Los Angeles. She had roles in movies like “Thrashin’,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” and “Cherry 2000.”

She also appeared in episodes of “MacGyver,” “The Pretender,” “Tour of Duty,” “CSI” and “The Closer.”

Gidley modeled for Jordan Marsh when she was 6 and by age 15 she had made her way to the cover of Seventeen Magazine for the first time. Her obituary said she won many beauty competitions, including the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency’s “Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”

Actor Josh Brolin, Gidley’s co-star in the 1986 drama film “Thrashin’,” shared his grief on Instagram after learning of Gidley’s death.

“My co-star in ‘Thrashin’ and my girlfriend twice in a lifetime. Amazing and innocent memories of her: a spitfire, and a truly funny person she was,” he wrote, in part.

He closed by writing, “Thank you for the gift of you, Pam. Rest in Peace beautiful girl.”

In addition to her mother, Phyllis Gidley of Hampton, Gidley is survived by her brothers, Glenn Gidley of Salem, Daniel Gidley of Hampton, and Brian Gidley of Haverhill, Mass., and several nieces and nephews, her obituary said.

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