'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Lisa Lynn Masters Dead At 52

The actress died by apparent suicide earlier this week.

Actress Lisa Lynn Masters was found dead by apparent suicide in a Lima, Peru, hotel room on Tuesday, People reports via Peruvian news outlet Peru21. Masters was 52 years old.

The actress’ longtime manager, Christopher Silveri of Prestige Management Group, confirmed her death to The Huffington Post in an emailed statement. 

“As to her husband and family’s wishes, we hope that the industry can mourn her death without details,” Silveri wrote. “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.”

The Peruvian outlet reports that the actress left behind two notes and antidepressant medication in her hotel room.

Masters most recently appeared on TV in the shows “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Nashville.” Over the years, she also appeared on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Gossip Girl,” and in movies including “It’s Complicated” and “The Stepford Wives.” She leaves behind a husband, William Brooks, who works as a healing arts practitioner in Brooklyn. 

A friend of the late actress, Ani Mason, set up a GoFundMe page on behalf of Brooks, to help raise money for travel and funeral expenses. 

“Lisa’s genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed,” Mason wrote, continuing, “Lisa’s beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss.”



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