Lisa Banes, who played the mother role of the leading actress in the movie “Gone girl,” has passed away after being struck by a scooter driver in New York City.
“We are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing,” Banes’s manager, David Williams, told People.
“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,” he continued.
Bane was mowed down by a red and black scooter on June 4 in Manhattan. She was on her way to attend a dinner with her wife, Kathryn Kranhold.
She suffered for 10 days before passing away at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital. According to her manager, it was due to “a traumatic brain injury and was unable to recover.”
The scooter driver fled the location, and no arrest has been made, the New York Police Department announced.
Some of her colleagues expressed their condolence on Twitter.
Ms. Banes featured in over 80 television and film roles and numerous stage shows, including on Broadway. She was known for her sharp humor and confident, graceful demeanor.
After moving to New York from Colorado Springs in the mid-1970s to study at the Juilliard School, she quickly rose to prominence in the theater.
“Lisa Banes has a remarkably effective final scene,” Walter Kerr wrote in a review, “on her knees in anguish, face stained with failure, arms awkwardly searching for shape and for rest.”
“As Lady Mary,” one of Banes’ Broadway roles, “Lisa Banes has a regal disdain. Gracefully, she plays the grande dame, and with matching agility, she becomes a kind of Jane of the jungle, swimming rivers and swinging on vines—a rather far-fetched transformation, brought off with panache by this striking young actress,” according to the art critic Mel Gussow.
Off-Broadway, Banes continued to thrive on the big screen. In 1984, she made her cinematic debut in “The Hotel New Hampshire.” In the 1988 film “Cocktail,” she played Tom Cruise’s older love interest. She played the mother of Rosamund Pike’s missing woman in “Gone Girl.”