Veteran Hollywood actress Lisa Banes passed away on Monday ten days after she was injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York City. She was 65. Banes was struck by a vehicle identified to be a scooter or a motorcycle while she was crossing a street in Manhattan's Upper West side on June 4. She was rushed immediately to the Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where she remained in critical condition, before breathing her last on Monday. Lisa's manager, David Williams, said she was hit as she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue on the way to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. She was a resident of Los Angeles and was married to Kathryn Kranhold, a contributing reporter for the Center for Public Integrity. 

Several friends and colleagues have been in mourning over Lisa's untimely demise and took to social media to express their condolences. Singer Jill 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. And so much love to her badass wife @kkranhold and her lovely brother, Rusty." Actor and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane too posted an emotional message and wrote, "I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes’ passing. We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year. Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us.  A tremendous loss…"

Lisa Banes has featured in several television shows and films, including David Fincher's blockbuster psychological thriller, Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, in 2014. Having been a part of Hollywood for more than three decades, Banes has appeared in Tom Cruise's Cocktail in 1988, including landing starring roles in hit TV shows like Nashville, Madam Secretary, Masters of Sex and NCIS. A notable name in theatre, she has been seen on stage regularly, including making Broadway appearances in the Neil Simon play Rumors in 1988, in the musical High Society in 1998 and the Noel Coward play Present Laughter in 2010.