‘Gone Girl’ actor Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following hit-and-run accident

Gone Girl and Cocktail actor Lisa Banes, 65, died after a hit-and-run accident in New York City, her manager confirmed to NBC News.

Banes was hit and left in a critical condition as she was crossing the road in the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Friday, June 4.

The accident left her badly injured. She was in critical condition in Mount Sinai Morningside hospital with a traumatic brain injury.

Sadly, the actress, who played Marybeth Elliott alongside Ben Affleck in the 2014 thriller Gone Girl, died on Monday, June 14.

“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,” her manager David Williams said.

A New York Police Department spokesperson told Metro.co.uk that no arrests have been made.

Reacting to the news, Banes’ friend and singer Jill Sobule shared photos of them together and tweeted: “Just busted. Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted – always helped me through the hard times. She was so beloved by so many.”

Banes was on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhol and was crossing the road when she was struck by a scooter. The driver of the scooter fled the scene and is currently being searched for by police.

Banes was best known for starring in 2014’s Gone Girl alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, playing Marybeth Elliott. In 1988, the actress starred alongside Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail.