Gone Girl Actor Lisa Banes Dead At 65 Following Hit And Run

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 15 Jun 2021 07:32
Gone Girl Actor Lisa Banes Dead At 65 Following Hit And RunPA Images

Lisa Banes has died at the age of 65 following a hit and run with a scooter.

The incident took place on June 4, leaving Banes with a traumatic brain injury. Sadly, she died of her injuries yesterday, June 14.


The actor was known for her roles in Gone Girl and Cocktail.

Banes’ representative confirmed the news of her death yesterday. They said, ‘We are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing.’

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They continued, as per ET Online:


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.

In the wake of the news of her passing, people have taken to social media to express their condolences.

Family Guy‘s Seth McFarlane wrote:

I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes’ passing. We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year. Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us. A tremendous loss…


Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule also wrote, ‘Just busted. Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted – always helped me through the hard times. She was so beloved by so many’.

Meanwhile, a fan of the late actor described Banes as ‘immensely talented’. They said, ‘Rest In Peace, Lisa Banes. Struck in a NYC intersection on June 4 by a scooter. On vacation in NY. She died today. Driver not caught. Scooters are a menace on humanity. I said what I said. She was an immensely talented Hollywood actress. What a waste, because of a scooter.’


Another person tweeted, ‘This is incredibly sad: a talented character actress, her life cut too short in the most damn senseless and needless manner. RIP Lisa Banes.’

According to the New York Post, at the time of the collision in New York, Banes was on her way to meet her wife, Kathryn Kranhold, for a dinner party.


The scooter that hit her was said to be red and black and was last seen going northbound on Amsterdam Avenue. As of yesterday, New York Police Department said no arrests had been made.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

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New York Post and 1 other
  1. New York Post

    Actress Lisa Banes dies after getting struck by hit-and-run scooter driver

  2. ET Online

    Lisa Banes, 'Gone Girl' Actress, Dead at 65 After Hit-and-Run Scooter Accident in NYC