Lisa Banes, who starred in Gone Girl, died 10 days after being hit by a hit-and-run vehicle in New York City, according to authorities. Banes, 65, died Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital after being struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a roadway on June 4, according to a police department official. According to authorities, the driver did not come to a halt.
Banes starred in a number of television episodes and films, including Gone Girl (2014) and Cocktail (1988) starring Tom Cruise. She appeared on Nashville, Madam Secretary, Masters of Sex, and NCIS, among other shows.
She appeared on Broadway several times, including in the Neil Simon play Rumors in 1988, the musical High Society in 1998, and the Noel Coward play Present Laughter in 2010.
Banes was hit while crossing Amsterdam Avenue on her way to visit her alma mater, the Juilliard School, according to her manager, David Williams.
Banes was married to Kathryn Kranhold, a contributing reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, and lived in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, friends and colleagues grieved Banes on Twitter.
She acted on stage regularly, including Broadway appearances in the Neil Simon play Rumors in 1988, in the musical High Society in 1998 and in the Noel Coward play Present Laughter in 2010.
Actor Seth McFarlane expressed his sorrow over the passing of Banes, with whom he collaborated on his TV show The Orville. “Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us,” McFarlane tweeted.