Gone Girl star Lisa Banes dies aged 65 after electric scooter hit-and-run
"She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work."
Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes has tragically died at the age of 65, after sustaining severe injuries when she was hit by an electric scooter on June 4.
The actress's close friends confirmed her passing on Monday, saying that she had lost her fight amid a "traumatic brain injury."
A representative told Entertainment Tonight: "We are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing.
"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."
Banes was perhaps best-known for her role in mystery thriller Gone Girl in which she starred alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. She played Marybeth Elliott, the mother of Pike's character.
It was reported that she had been on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhol when she was struck by an electric scooter in New York.
The driver is said to have fled the scene and police are currently on the hunt for the owner of the scooter.
A spokesperson for New York Police Department told Metro that no arrests have been made as of yet.
Following her tragic death, Lisa’s good friend, singer Jill Sobule paid tribute to the film star. Sobule tweeted: "Just busted. Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted - always helped me though the hard times. She was so beloved by so many."
Just busted. Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted - always helped me though the hard times. She was so beloved by so many pic.twitter.com/85IL2OZKMd
— jillsobule (@jillsobule) June 15, 2021
As well as Gone Girl, Banes also starred in a number of other 80s blockbusters including classics Cocktail and Young Guns.
She also had a number of television roles, appearing in Star Trek as Doctor Renhol in an episode of Deep Space Nine, and had roles in in Murder She Wrote, Frasier, Six Feet Under, and Nashville.