Lisa Lynn Masters: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Gossip Girl actress dies age 52

Masters had also starred in Nashville and Law & Order

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The Independent Online

An actress who had roles in Law & Order, Gossip Girl and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has died at the age of 52.

Lisa Lynn Masters was reportedly found dead on Tuesday by workers in a hotel in Peru where she had been staying while she travelled to model in the South American country.

Her family did not confirm how Masters died in a statement, saying: “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,” reports E! News.

A Go Fund Me page set up to aid Masters’ husband William in transporting her body back to the United States and help with funeral costs said the actress died “tragically and unexpectedly” and said her “genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed”.

Local reports say police are investigating an apparent suicide.

 Masters had roles in television series including Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl, Nashville and most recently the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She had also starred in films including The Stepford Wives and It’s Complicated.