Lisa Lynn Masters, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Actress, Dies At 52
Lisa Lynn Masters, who played Dr. Goodman in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has died at 52. The actress also had roles in other TV series like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl.
The actress was found dead in her hotel room in Lima, Peru, following an apparent suicide, according to media reports. It was reported that Masters had been struggling with depression, and officials found antidepressants in her hotel room along with the body on Tuesday.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help raise money for the funeral expenses as well as travel and living expenses for Masters’ husband, William. So far, more than $35,000 of the $50,000 goal have been raised.
“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.
William is a healing arts practitioner and a long-time Brooklyn resident. Lisa and William lived modestly and both contributed to the expenses of their household. Without Lisa’s income, William faces an immediate challenge to covering the rent on his apartment among other things.
There is no way for William to get through this kind of crisis on his own. 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 US
– Funeral services in Lisa’s childhood home of Asheville, North Carolina
– Airfare between NYC and Asheville
– A month of lost wages for William
– Lisa’s share of the rent for their home. Although William will ultimately have to leave his home, we would like him to be able to stay there without worry for the next year, as he recovers from this loss.
– Moving expenses, as William will ultimately not be able to stay in his home long-term.
Any donation you can make to ease this difficult time would be so appreciated and would make a big difference.”
“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.
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