Who was Lisa Banes and what was her cause of death?

FRIENDS, family and fans are morning the death of beloved actress Lisa Banes.

The 65-year-old was killed following an accident in New York.

Who was Lisa Banes?

Lisa was born on July 9, 1955 in Ohio.

The actress' movie and television career spanned many decades, which included starring in Gone Girl opposite Ben Afflek.

Her first acting credit was playing the mom in 1984's The Hotel New Hampshire starring Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster.

She later starred in TV shows such as Nashville, Masters of Sex, Royal Pains, and The Orville.

What was Lisa Banes' cause of death?

On June 15, 2021 it was revealed Lisa had died after suffering a "traumatic brain injury" following a hit-and-run accident in New York City.

She was "flung from a crosswalk" while crossing the street in Manhattan when she was struck by a motorized scooter on June 4, 2021.

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.”

She was in a critical condition with a “traumatic brain injury” following the accident.

Lisa was on her way to meet her wife, Kathryn Kranhold, for a dinner party near the Lincoln Center when a red and black scooter hit her while “blowing through” a red light, according to Deadline.

The driver then allegedly fled the scene  – which took place at the crosswalk on West 64th and Amsterdam Avenue.

Cops confirmed no arrests have been made.

What tributes have been made for Lisa?

Seth McFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and The Orville, paid tribute to the actress.

He tweeted: "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."

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