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“Gone Girl” Actress Lisa Banes Dies In A Hit-And-Run Accident

American actress Lisa Banes, popular for her role in “Gone Girl”, is dead."Gone Girl" Actress Lisa Banes Dies From Scooter Hit-And-Run AccidentA source reveals she died on Monday 14th June due to injuries sustained after getting struck by a hit-and-run scooter driver on the Upper West Side in New York, a source said. She was 65.

Banes, a Los Angeles resident was on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhold for a dinner party when she was mowed down by a red and black scooter on 4th June, friends and police have said.

A witness told the Daily News: “He just wiped her out.” She suffered a traumatic brain injury and was unable to recover. The scooter driver fled the scene.

Her representative told ET: “We’re 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.”

An NYPD spokesperson said on Monday night that no arrests have been made in the case. The scooter was last seen going northbound on Amsterdam Avenue.

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Born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, Banes attended Julliard before launching a long career in New York and Hollywood, appearing in dozens of TV shows and movies.

Banes married Kranhold, a former Wall Street Journal writer, at an intimate ceremony around four years ago at City Hall.

On the small screen, the actor had roles on “One Life to Live”, “China Beach”, “The Royal Pains”, and “Nashville”.

On the big screen, she was Tom Cruise’s older love interest in 1988’s “Cocktail”. “In Gone Girl”, she was the mother of the missing woman, played by Rosamund Pike.

On Broadway, she appeared in “Present Laughter and High Society” among other plays.

She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for best-featured actor in a play in 1984 for “Isn’t It Romantic”.

She won a Theatre World Award in 1981 for the off-Broadway play “Look Back in Anger” and an Obie in 1982 for her role in “My Sister in This House”.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

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