Sad news for TV fans today, as it is being reported that actress Lisa Lynn Masters, best known for her work on the hit CW drama series Gossip Girl, has passed away. She was found dead in her hotel room in Peru. She was 52 years old at the time of her death.
Lisa Lynn Masters was both an actress and model who also appeared on the show Ugly Betty. Her body was discovered at the Nuevo Mundo Hotel in Lima by the working staff, who found her at around 11:50 am on Tuesday morning. The woman's lifeless body was discovered hanging in the hotel room's closet. There were anti-depressants at the scene of the death, along with two different letters that discussed the woman's battle with mental health. The death is being considered a suicide until further investigation.
Friends of the actress and model have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money in order to bring Lisa Lynn Masters back to the United States. All money raised will also help Masters' husband pay for the funeral. The page states the following.
"Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly. Lisa's genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed. Lisa's beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss. In the midst of this mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States."
Lisa Lynn Masters was on a modeling assignment in Peru at the time of death. Known as someone who always liked to work, she appeared on quite a few dramas over the years, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Royal Pains. She had been married to her husband, who is a healing arts practitioner, since 2004. Her agent released this statement.
"As to her husband and family's wishes, we hope that the industry can morn 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."
Condolences go out to the family and friends of Lisa Lynn Masters. MSN report that confidential support on mental health can be obtained by calling the Samaritans on 116-123, or email [email protected]samaritans.org, or attend a local Samaritans branch.