It's Lisa KOCH not Loch....
Sorry to get all nit-picky, especially in the context of such tragic news, but It's Lisa Koch with a "K", Richard Ziman with a "Z" and an "a", and Leslie Law without the "less".

Peggy was one of the first performers I met when I came to Seattle more than 30 years ago, and as others have already alluded, she was a veritable roller-coaster of seeming contradictions: she could be loud as all fuck on-stage, but preternaturally demure IRL; messy as hell (her car was a literal swamp of detritus), but with a scalpel-sharp wit. And her generosity was truly boundless, even while she could skewer you with a withering off-hand critical remark. She had a heart as big as all the outdoors - sadly, it was still too small to power her own prodigious body.

Gonna miss you like all get-out Mama Spudd, you were truly one of a kind and we'll not see your like around these parts again.
Funniest person ever. She could make you cry laughing just with her facial expressions. Very very sad
Gawd, she was a great artist and a great human being. I always touched that she remembered me (being more of a behind the scenes person than creative guy at the time), and she was always a great supporter of the folks that were ignored by the mainstream.
Rich, thanks for the corrections, but it's ZiMAN, not ZiMON...
Peggy was a very nice lady. She was so nice I volunteered to help her move once. Which I won't even do for my family.
Peggy was so much fun to be around. I loved sitting with her at Vivace and catching up with her about her latest projects. The Holiday Survival Game Show will always hold a special place in my life history. Miss you already, darling.

p.s. it's 'per se', not "per say"
I had the honor of working with Peggy and Lisa at Theater off Jackson on one of their shows way back in the day (I may have been board op. maybe a stage hand. It was a long time ago.) It was easily the most fun experience in the theater I ever had. Both women were exceptionally funny and super fun to be around. Kind, interesting, wonderful people. Peggy was a special treat. She always had something nice to say to me, and I was a no one. We had a great time during that run. I'm sad to hear she's passed.

On another note, reading this hours later, it's sad that the first comments on this piece had to include corrections for Rich's lazy writing and reporting. Why did The Stranger have someone who is so obviously still new to the city's theater scene (two years after being hired), and apparently doesn't care much about its details, write about this person's passing. Rich regularly gets details wrong and writes about things he never experienced. He's really the worst member of the paper's staff. At least Charles, as bad a writer as he is, has the history with and knowledge of this city to hold forth and pontificate. Rich is just a hack who got hired to cover a beat he still knows very little about two years later.
I worked with Peggy Platt on many shows, back in Alice B Theatre days, Holiday Survivial Game Show and Ham for the Holidays. Working as a stage hand, I would always be nervous if my cue was something Peggy had to do. Would she give me my cue this time? Or would I have to punt? And Peggy was a warm, generous, demanding, and successful funny lady. And a Girl Scout. She made me laugh even if I heard the line 25 times. RIP
I second cmomnster's comment. also, Ham for the Holidays was at theatre off Jackson for at least 10 years before moving to ACT, so here's another occurrence of Rich Smith showing disregard for the topic he writes about. Please, Stranger Editors: don't put a flippant writer who only knew Peggy was lovely because Other writers seemed to like her ("As far as I can tell, the show received only glowing reviews in the pages of this paper.) on a remembrance piece. We loved Peg and knew her.

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