By Sandra Rose  | 

Quincy Jones, 86, penned a poignant tribute to his late ex-wife Peggy Lipton who passed away on May 11 following a long battle with colon cancer. She was 72.

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Lipton is best known for her role as flower child Julie Barnes in the crime drama tv series The Mod Squad (1968–1973).

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Lipton's daughters, Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones, right, and actress/designer Kidada Jones, left, also remembered their mother in a glowing statement to the Los Angeles Times.

Their father Quincy, who was married to Lipton from 1974 until their divorce in 1990, wrote an emotional tribute to his former love on Twitter on Tuesday.

"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," the music producer tweeted. "We shared many, many beautiful memories, and most importantly, we share two incredible daughters... Pie (Kidada) & Doonkie (Rashida). 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 and support you've shown me and my family."

His note included a message from Kidada, 45, and Rashida, 43, who thanked their fans for all the love and support they had received, and suggested they make donations to Seasons Hospice and "the wonderful team who took such great care of our mom" in lieu of flowers or gifts.

In their statement announcing Lipton's death, her daughters said, "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."

Photos by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage, Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    hmmm RIP

  • iWasteTime

    Bless your family in this hard time

  • T Willis

    I never really saw her other daughter Kiddada or w/e her name is... the one that was engaged to 2Pac.

    R.I.P sad

  • MsPam

    I love watching Mod Squad and the way she dressed. RIP Peggy Julie Lipton.

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    I didn't know Peggy Lipton had passed away until I saw the news on Facebook yesterday. R.I.P. The Mod Squad airs on the Aspire channel.

  • Yardgirl

    RIP Peggy Lipton.

  • luVn_liFe…

    bless Rashida/Kidada.. they lost their mommy "mothers day weekend"
    they will never be the same :-(..

  • luVn_liFe…

    Yes Kidada was engaged to 2Pac..I dont EVER see her either.

  • MoneyMillz

    Was just watching her on Quincy's Netflix doc.

  • Coy little wink

    14 years or 26 years? Math is my thing


  • Renee26

    16 by my calculations... Maybe they were separated for 2 of those years... He old and confused

  • pure_rachet

    Where are you getting 26 years?

  • Coy little wink

    Oops...i mistyped 26 ? glad you didn't come for me ?

  • Coy little wink

    I mistyped sorry ? I'm actually working today

  • Rayscoty

    Is that a tranny in the first photo...

  • Anji

    RIP. Peggy was a sincerely nice lady to work with. Quincy....not so much.

  • jwoo250

    No that's

  • DeepThinker

    The way she was turned away from Quincy in photo obvious she was done with his azz. Beautiful woman may she Rest In Peace.

  • Trace da Ace


  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She was Aaliyah’s best friend too

  • Topic Influencer

    Yall had to tell me she was gone on Monday and I couldnt believe it. I really liked this lady. Read her book years ago, and it just amazed me the lengths this lady went through to find out as much as she could about black culture for her husband and her babies. Many white wimins didnt and still dont give a shit. Just marry and procreate with a black man and think its all gonna be roses.

    Rest Easy Peggy.

  • KcoolMuziq

    When I attended the star studded ULTRA private premiere of Quincy Jones documentary last year..He spoke very fondly of Peggy.Quincy just like me has lost many close friends. I feel his pain very deeply.


  • Tee Tee

    I was thinking the same thing ?

  • Divine Love

    I saw her at Sephora the other day. She likes da womenz.

  • Divine Love


  • Li-Wright

    Quincy gave a recent interview where he stated he was in a UCLA(?) medical experiment to live past the age 100. I believe him.

  • Li-Wright

    In another interivew he said in one year he had to delete 244 names from his rolodex because of death....WOW!

  • Li-Wright

    Q is known as a womanizer. He's been married about 3-4 maybe more times. He's outliving all his wives, and may outlive all his children.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    That's an eye opener right there.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dealing with colon cancer since 2004, I hope Peggy is finally at peace

  • Trey


  • DeepThinker

    I heard. He’s probably really lonely now even if a young gold digging skank is in his bed.

  • davine puddin

    Dude or dudedette make sure i am there when you receive your hand and feet print. Or when you publish a coffee table book of your amazing journey.

  • Karen Brady

    Prayers all around you.

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  • Kimberly King

    Beautiful pics of their mother. I feel for anyone who loses a close relative such as parents, grandparents or siblings. I can't even imagine how painful it is. RIP ?

  • Bashi22


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  • Listen2Me

    I think that they think “you’ve” been dealing with colon cancer since 2004.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Noooo,I don’t have cancer.... I Was talking about mistake....she had been dealing with colon cancer since 2004

  • Alextra Ballard

    I see...naw I’m good...I should have said “She”

  • Alextra Ballard

    Thanks Karen but um good

  • Eileen

    I dont care for that man at all!

  • Eileen

    Yep and she still had to divorce him or whatever...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You may have 100 words in your head, but none really describe how traumatic it is.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    What a pretty lady! I always thought she was so cool.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Doris Day & Tim Conway have passed too.

  • Evillene

    Cancer sucks. What a day it will be when we have a cure.

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    I knew about Doris and Tim but not Peggy.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    May she rest in peace. I want cancer to kill cancer ugh

  • slim3542

    All coons get their karma.

  • slim3542

    Bcuz they are the worse race of man to try and live with... for any race of woman.

  • Eileen

    Sadly you have a point. If bm would just hell ass focus instead of comparing himself to wm they should focus on your black women your black community build a business and call it a day.