“Nashville” Actress Dies After Hit-And-Run

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Just over a week after a moped or motorcycle struck her while crossing the street in New York City, the 65-year-old actress has died at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital.

Lisa Banes, who is in more than 86 different film and television roles, has been known for titular blockbusters like Gone Girl, and opposite Tom Cruise in Cocktail.

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Banes also appeared in many television series like Nashville, Madam Secretary, Masters of Sex, and even NCIS.

Further roles include daytime soap opera One Life to Live, HBO’s Six Feet Under, and Royal Pains.

In Nashville, Banes portrayed the Ranch Director who ran a horse therapy ranch and worked alongside Scarlett (Clare Bowen) who is volunteering to help.

Local CBS 10/55 in New York reported that Lisa Banes suffered severe head trauma after being hit by a person driving a scooter or moped/motorcycle while crossing the street in the city’s Upper West Side. She was visiting from Los Angeles

According to police, the person operating the two-wheeled vehicle rand a red light, hit Banes, and then fled the scene.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time…

Truly, the world has lost a great actress.