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Rashida & Kidada Jones' Mom Peggy Lipton, Former Star Of 'The Mod Squad' - Dies After Cancer Battle Just Before Mother's Day

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This Mother's Day was super tough for Quincy Jones' daughters, Rashida & Kidada Jones. Their mother, Peggy Lipton, passed away right before Mother's Day. More inside...

Mother's Day is all about celebrating the woman who brought you into this world. However, this Mother's Day was tough for Quincy Jones' daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones.

A day before the holiday, their mother Peggy Lipton, reportedly passed away at the age of 72 after battling cancer. The Golden Globe winning actress' daughter released a statement to the Los Angeles Times, revealing their mother had died.

“She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side,” Lipton’s daughters said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”

Peggy Lipton was born on August 30, 1947 in New York. She started modeling at 15 and by 19, she made her TV debut on the sitcom “The John Forsythe Show." She went on to star in shows like “Bewitched,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “The Virginian.”

Peggy then went out to play an undercover police officer in "Mod Squad," which ran from 1968 to 1973, and that's when her star power grew. Her role as Julie Barnes on "Mod Squad" earned her four Golden Globe nominations and one win for Best TV Actress in a drama. She broke barriers working side-by-side with Clarence Williams III in one of the first shows with an interracial cast.  She also starred as Norma Jennings on the television series "Twin Peaks."

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Legendary music producer Quincy Jones was married to Peggy from 1974 to 1990. The couple share daughters Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones, who is known for her roles on the comedy series "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." Rashida also produced and directed Grammy-winning 2018 documentary, "Quincy."

"Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us," the daughters shared.

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