Actress Lisa Lynn Masters was found dead inside her Nuevo Mundo, Peru, hotel room on Tuesday, November 15, Peru21 reports. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress, 52, was reportedly found hanged inside the hotel room and left behind a suicide note and antidepressants, officials told the site.
Masters was in Peru for a modeling job. She had appeared in multiple TV shows and films, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, It’s Complicated and The Stepford Wives. See some of her on-screen moments in the video above.
Masters’ family and friends have since created a GoFundMe to help the actress’ husband, William, pay for funeral costs.
“Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on November 15, 2016,” the page reads. “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 his mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States.”
According to the page, William works as a healing arts practitioner and “without Lisa's income, William faces an immediate challenge” financially. “There is no way for William to get through this kind of crisis on his own,” the page reads. “As friends of William and Lisa, we are organizing to raise money to cover preparation and freight charges for shipment of Lisa's remains from Lima to the U.S.” as well as funeral services and a month of lost wages for William.
As of Thursday afternoon, the account had raised more than $30,000.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a trained counselor in your area.
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