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huffpost – ‘Gone Girl’ actress Lisa Banes dies of scooter hit-and-run injuries

Lisa Banes died aged 65 after being hit by a scooter in New York City earlier this month.

The “Gone Girl” actor was hospitalized with a head injury following the June 4 hit-and-run.

The star’s representative confirmed his death on Monday, recounting Entertainment tonight: “We are heartbroken by the tragic and senseless death of Lisa. She was a woman of great spirit, caring and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and more to her wife, family and friends.

“We were lucky to have him in our lives.”


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No arrests have yet been made following the incident.

Reacting to the news, Banes’ friend and singer Jill Sobule shared photos of them together on Twitter:

It was previously reported that the actor was on his way to meet his wife, Kathryn Kranhol, and was crossing the road when she was hit by a scooter.

The scooter driver has fled and is currently wanted by the NYPD.

Banes was best known for playing Maybeth Elliott in “Gone Girl” in 2014 alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. She also starred alongside Tom Cruise in 1988’s “Cocktail”. She has also made many notable television appearances in “Nashville”, “The Orville”, “Masters Of Sex” and “Royal Pains”.

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