Who was Julee Cruise? | The Sun

KNOWN best for the theme song of Twin Peaks, singer-songwriter and actress Julee Cruise has died.

The singer, who also often sang with the band B-52, was 65 years old.

Who was Julee Cruise?

Julee Cruise was born in Creston, Iowa.

She moved to New York City after studying the French horn at Drake University.

In New York, she caught her break, meeting and working with Angelo Badalamenti.

Badalamenti recognized and recommended her voice for a part in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet in 1986.


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She went on to be signed by Warner Bros. Records and released her first album Floating in the Night.

When David Lynch went on to create Twin Peaks, he used an instrumental version of her song, Floating, as its theme song.

The song won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental.

Cruise also appeared as the singer at the local bar in the show Twin Peaks.



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In the early 2000s, Cruise released her first album, for which she wrote all the lyrics and music herself.

It was titled, The Art of Being a Girl.

In 2011, she released My Secret Life, her fourth album.

In 2017, she returned for the third season of the Twin Peaks series.

Her appearance on the show once again featured her singing The World Spins.

What was Julee Cruise's net worth?

As of her death, her net worth was estimated to be around $2million, according to IDOL NETWORTH.

This comes from four total studio albums, several stints in off-broadway shows, touring with the B-52s, and lending her voice to several other synth and electronic musicians.

How did Julie Cruise die?

While exact details haven't been shared at this time, her husband posted the following message on the 5-52's Facebook page:

"For those of you who go back, I thought you might want to know that I said goodby to my wife, Julee Cruise, today," he wrote.

"She left this realm on her own terms."

"No regrets. She is at peace."

"Having had such a varied music career she often said that the time she spent as a B filling in for Cindy while she was having a family was the happiest time of her performing life."

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