Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Lisa Banes (died June 14th, aged 65)

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Lisa Banes, known for her role as Marybeth Elliott in the 2014 thriller film Gone Girl, passed away after suffering severe head trauma sustained from being hit by a scooter in New York City earlier this June. The said scooter ran a red light in Manhattan’s Upper West and immediately fled the location following the accident. The NYPD said there are no arrests yet and the investigation remains ongoing.

Banes, who is survived by her wife Kathryn Kranhold, started her acting career in the 1980s. Aside from Gone Girl, Banes also starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 1988 film Cocktail. Her TV credits include CBS’ The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, FX’s Son of a Beach, and USA Network’s Royal Pains.

Banes was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1984 for her performance in Isn’t It Romantic? and won a Theatre World Award for her role as Alison Porter off-Broadway in Look Back in Anger in 1981.

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