Lisa Lynn Masters, an actress whose resume credits her appearances on multiple hit shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Gossip Girl, has passed away.
According to Peru21, the 52-year-old actress was found deceased inside of her Nuevo Mundo hotel room in Lima earlier this week. A spokesperson for Masters released the following statement to E! News:
“As to her husband and family’s wishes, we hope that the industry can mourn her death without details. In these darkening days, we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others—just as she would have.”
Per the local media report, the Ugly Betty actress was found inside of her closet and appeared to have hanged herself with her skirt. Police officials also claimed to have found anti-depressants inside of her hotel room at the time of the investigation.
Masters’ close friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page in her honor for travel and funeral arrangements.
And by Thursday evening, the page had received $30,000 dollars towards their $50,000 goal.
“Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on November 15, 2016,” Ani Mason, who created the page on the behalf of Masters’ husband William Brooks, said in a statement on the site.
“Lisa’s genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed.”
Mason also shared, “Lisa’s beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss. In the midst of his mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States.”
Lastly, Mason explained what the funds would be going towards for Mason and wrote, “Any donation you can make to ease this difficult time would be so appreciated and would make a big difference. Our hearts go out to our dear friend William. We will miss Lisa very, very much.”
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