Lisa Banes, a stage and screen star known for her role in "Gone Girl," has died at age 65 after a hit-and-run collision.
A representative confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight.
"We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing," the rep said. "She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends," her rep continued. "We were blessed to have had her in our lives."
The collision took place on June 4 in New York at the intersection of West 64th St. and Amsterdam Ave. near Lincoln Center. Police responding to a 911 call about a motor collision involving a pedestrian arrived at the scene to discover Banes "lying on the roadway with severe head trauma," NYPD said in a statement to Variety.
According to reports, Banes was crossing Amsterdam Ave. when she was struck by a motorized scooter that reportedly ran a red light then fled the scene. Banes sustained a traumatic head injury and was rushed to hospital but she never recovered. She was on her way to meet her wife, Kathryn Kranhold, for a dinner party. No arrests have been made.
Banes is known for her work in film and television, as well as theater. She has had recurring roles in "The King of Queens," "Six Feet Under," "Nashville," and "Royal Pains." She starred in the films "Cocktail," "Pumpkin," "Freedom Writers," and "A Cure for Wellness," and in 2014, famously played Rosamund Pike’s Amy Elliott's mother in "Gone Girl," according to The Sun.
She also appeared on Broadway several times. Her performance as Alison Porter in "Don't Look Back in Anger," earned her a Theatre World Award. In 1984, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for best-featured actress in a play for her role in "Isn’t It Romantic?"
It was not long after news of her death broke that the tributes began to flood social media. Among those honoring Banes' memory was Seth MacFarlane, who worked with her on "The Orville."
"I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes’ passing. We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year. Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us. A tremendous loss…" he tweeted.
"Just busted," added singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, who was friends with the star. "Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted - always helped me though the hard times. She was so beloved by so many."
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