Actress, Lisa Lynn Masters, took her own life during a modeling trip to Peru, officials said Thursday. Masters, 52, from Brooklyn, NY was found by police in Lima, Peru, dead inside her room at the Nuevo Mundo hotel at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to the newspaper Peru 21.
Lisa Lynn Master, who had roles in “Law & Order Special Victims Unit,” “Ugly Betty” and most recently “Nashville,” was in the country on a modeling assignment, officials said.
Hotel employees found Masters dead in the hotel room closet, officials said. She hanged herself with her skirt.
Lisa Lynn Master, who had roles in “The Stepford Wives”, “Law & Order Special Victims Unit”, “Ugly Betty” and most recently “Nashville”
Masters had roles in “Law & Order Special Victims Unit,” “Ugly Betty” and the movies “It’s Complicated” and “The Stepford Wives,” according to her IMDb account.
The actress had been struggling with depression, said officials, adding they found anti-depressants in her hotel room.
NYPD annonced earlier today that celebrity hairstylist George Ortiz, killed himself.
“Project Runway” stylist George Ortiz allegedly, asphyxiated himself, authorities said
Ortiz’s body was discovered by his roommates in their apartment on Riverside Drive in Hamilton Heights, according to NYPD Lt. Thomas Antonetti. Ortiz was last seen alive on Sunday, November 13, Antonetti said.
Friends and colleagues got together to raise enough money to fly her body her back to the U.S. for burial and for the benefit her husband, William Brooks.
“Lisa’s beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss,” said friend Ani Mason, who put together a GoFundMe site to raise the $30,000 needed to return her body to the U.S. as well as funeral and other expenses. “Lisa’s genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed.”
As of Thursday afternoon, the fund raising effort had received more than $22,000.