AMERICAN ACTRESS Lisa Banes has died 10 days after she was knocked down in a fatal hit-and-run incident in New York City.
The 65-year-old star, who was best known for roles in films like Cocktail and Gone Girl, died on Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital.
Her death comes nearly a week-and-a-half after she was struck by a person on an electric scooter or motorcycle in a hit-and-run accident on June 4.
Banes suffered serious injuries in the collision which reportedly took place while she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
She was on the way to visit the Julliard School, where she had previously studied acting.
No arrests have been yet been made in connection with the incident.
Banes had been receiving treatment for her injuries following the accident but died this past Monday, June 14.
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…
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 15, 2021
A representative for the Ohio-born actress confirmed the news in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.
"We're are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing,” it read.
"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."
My heart is so sad at the passing of Lisa Banes. I had the fortune to work with Lisa on GONE GIRL, and she was vibrant, keen, and wildly charming. Basically she would have intimidated the hell out of me if she hadn't been so truly kind. Love to her wife, family and many friends. pic.twitter.com/pYxu4mg42S
— Gillian Flynn (@TheGillianFlynn) June 15, 2021
A versatile actress of the stage and screen, Banes was best known for playing Rosamund Pike’s mother, Marybeth Elliott, in David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Gone Girl.
She also featured alongside Tom Cruise as Bonnie in the cult 1980s favourite Cocktail.
Her other notable film and television credits include One Life to Live, A Cure for Wellness, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NYPD Blue, Boston Legal, Six Feet Under and Nashville.
Terribly sad news about Lisa Banes. She was a consummate actor who commanded the stage. We worked together on China Beach & I wish there had been more. My heart goes out to her wife and family. pic.twitter.com/gn9XRKhT7H
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) June 15, 2021
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was among those to pay tribute to Banes following the sad news of her passing.
He tweeted: "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…"
This is how I will always remember Lisa Banes. We shared a cottage in San Diego, 1982, SD Old Globe Shakespeare Festival. Our first dinner in our little house as we struggled to cook dinner! With Lisa everything was an adventure. pic.twitter.com/AFX2XfZBR1
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 15, 2021
Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn also paid her respects on social media.
"My heart is so sad at the passing of Lisa Banes," she wrote.
"I had the fortune to work with Lisa on GONE GIRL, and she was vibrant, keen, and wildly charming.
"Basically she would have intimidated the hell out of me if she hadn't been so truly kind. Love to her wife, family and many friends."