Actor Lisa Banes, best known for her roles in films like Gone Girl and A Cure for Wellness, has died at the age of 65 following a hit-and-run accident.
Banes was left in a critical condition when she was struck by a motorised scooter in New York earlier this month.
A representative for Banes has confirmed the news of her passing to Entertainment Tonight, saying: “We are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing… 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.”
“We were blessed to have had her in our lives.”
As reported by NME, it is believed that no arrests have been made in connection with her death yet.
In a statement at the time, the NYPD said: “Upon arrival, officers observed a 65-year-old female pedestrian lying on the roadway with severe head trauma. EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.”
According to Variety, NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad were able to determine that Banes was attempting to cross the road when a motorised scooter struck her, with the driver fleeing the scene following the accident.
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In 2014, Lisa Banes took on the role of the mother of Rosamund Pike’s Amy Elliott in the critically-acclaimed film Gone Girl.
On top of that, she featured in movies like A Cure for Wellness and Cocktail, as well as TV shows including The King Of Queens, Six Feet Under, Nashville and Royal Pains.
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