Popular actress commits suicide

Popular actress Lisa Lynn Masters, known for her roles in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ugly Betty, has died. She was 52.

The actress was found dead in her hotel room in Peru following an apparent suicide, according to media reports.

Peru21, a Lima newspaper, reported that her body was found in the capital on Tuesday. It said that Masters, who was in Peru to take part in a modeling event, apparently hanged herself with a skirt.

“As to her husband and family’s wishes, we hope that the industry can mourn 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,” her agent Christopher Silveri said in a statement emailed to USA Today.

A Go Fund Me page that says it was set up by her friends to help her family with expenses. It has attracted donations of more than $35,000 (KSh3.6 million).

“Lisa’s genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed,” the page says.

“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.”

“Our hearts go out to our dear friend William. We will miss Lisa very, very much.”

Masters appeared on a first-season episode of Kimmy Schmidt as “Dr. Goodman.” She has also guest-starred on episodes of Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Nashville.

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