Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident

Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident
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Daily US Times: US actress Lisa Banes has died after being involved in a scooter collision in New York, police confirmed on Tuesday. She was 65 years old.

She was perhaps best known for playing Marybeth Elliott, the mother of Amy – the titular Gone Girl in David Fincher’s 2014 psychological thriller.

Banes also appeared in films like A Cure for Wellness and Cocktail

Director and actor Seth MacFarlane led the tributes, saying her death was “a tremendous loss”.

New York police confirmed that Banes was hit by a scooter as she walked across a pedestrian crossing in Manhattan on 4 June.

She was taken to hospital, and subsequently died on Monday suffering from a head injury.

The NYPD [New York Police Department] said in a statement: “The scooter then fled the location, continuing northbound. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.”

Kathryn Kranhold, her wife, paid tribute on Twitter.

Lisa Banes hailed from Cleveland, Ohio and rose to prominence in the 1980s in a variety of Broadway stage plays and TV shows. But it was for her role as Marybeth Elliott, the mother of Rosamund Pike’s character Amy Elliott in the movie Gone Girl, that she became known to a wider audience.

The film found Banes’ character’s son-in-law, Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne, become the prime suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife, Amy.

The fild received four Golden Globe nominations, including best actress for Pike.

Speaking to reporters on the red carpet ahead of the Gone Girl premiere in 2014, the actress said she embraced the character right away.

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