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'Gone Girl' Actor 'With Great Spirit' Dies 10 Days After Being Struck In Hit And Run

Lisa Banes was on her way to meet her wife at a dinner party on Manhattan's Upper West Side when she was struck by a scooter that had run a red light, according to police.

By Gina Tron
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An actor known for her roles in “Gone Girl” and “Law and Order” has died 10 days after being the victim of a hit-and-run collision in New York City.

Lisa Banes, 65, was walking on the city’s Upper West Side on June 4 when a scooter ran a red light and struck her, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department confirmed to Oxygen.com last week. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was listed in critical condition and placed in an intensive care unit with a traumatic brain injury.

She succumbed to injuries suffered in the crash on Monday, the NYPD confirmed to Oxygen.com.

“We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing,” her manager David Williams told Oxygen.com in a statement. “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.”

Banes, who lived in Los Angeles, was on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhold for a dinner party at a friend’s home when she was hit.

The actor has had a lengthy career with roles in movies and shows like “Psych,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” ‘NCIS,” “Roseanne,” “NYPD Blue,” "Gone Girl," and “A Family Torn Apart.”

No arrests have been announced in the crash.

Police told Oxygen.com over email last week that the driver of the scooter ran a “red traffic signal” before striking the actor, “knocking her to the roadway.” 

“The scooter then fled the location, continuing north bound,” police stated. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

Seth McFarlane, who worked with Banes on TV series “The Orville,” tweeted on Monday, “her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us.”

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