Lisa Banes died on Monday due to severe injuries
The ‘Gone Girl’ fame Lisa Banes died at the age of 65 after struggling with serious injuries from a hit-and-run scooter accident. A police department spokesperson confirmed that Lisa, who fought for her life for almost 10 days after a tragic accident, passed away on Monday, June 14 at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. According to the reports, the 65-year-old actress suffered a traumatic brain injury after her accident and was not able to recover from it.
Lisa’s manager, David Williams, previously revealed that she got hit by a scooter or motorcycle while using the crosswalk on the Upper West Side in NYC on the way to the Juilliard School, her alma mater on June 4. A witness to the incident revealed that the scooter driver was at fault as he rushed through the red light and kept going even after hitting Lisa. The scooter was identified to be black and red in color, however, no arrest has been made yet. Lisa Banes died after 10 days at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital.
A rep for Lisa Banes said, “We are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing. She was a woman of great spirit, kindness, and generosity, and dedication 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.”
Lisa was famously known for her character in the 2014 movie ‘Gone Girl’, in which she played the mother of Rosamund Pike’s character. She was also popular for her romance with Tom Cruise in the 1988 film, ‘Cocktail.’ Lisa Banes was also equally involved in Television as she played major roles in Nashville, Royal Pains, and Six Feet Under and also gave a guest appearance in shows like Frasier, Roseanne and The King of Queens and many others. She was also a fan of Broadway and kept an on and off appearance on them. Bane was a part of Neil Simon’s play “Rumors” in 1988, in the musical “High Society” in 1998, and in the Noel Coward play “Present Laughter” in 2010.
Lisa was a very good actress as well as a friend to many, some of her friends and family have been mourning. It must be impossible for them to accept that Lisa Banes has died. Singer Jill Sobule tweeted, ” Just busted, Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted – always helped me through the hard times. She was so beloved by so many.” Lisa’s “The Orville” co-star Seth McFarlane also said, “Her stage presence, magnetism, skill, and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us,” McFarlane tweeted.