'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Lisa Lynn Masters Dead After Apparent Suicide | NBC4 Washington

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Lisa Lynn Masters Dead After Apparent Suicide

The actress was found inside her closet and appeared to have hanged herself

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    File photo of actress Lisa Masters during World Premiere of "The Stepford Wives" at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California, United States.

    Lisa Lynn Masters, an actress whose resume credits her appearances on multiple hit shows including "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Law &Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Gossip Girl," has died. Masters appeared on a 2015 episode of 'Schmidt' playing the character of Dr. Goodman.

    According to Peru21, the 52-year-old actress was found inside her Nuevo Mundo hotel room in Lima earlier this week. Her rep confirmed the news to Deadline. Per local media reports, the "Ugly Betty" actress was found inside her closet and appeared to have hanged herself with her skirt. Police officials also claimed to have found anti-depressants in her hotel room at the time of the investigation.

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    Masters' close friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page in her honor for travel and funeral arrangements.

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    By Friday afternoon, the page had received just under $40,000 toward a $50,000 goal.

    "Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on November 15, 2016," Ani Mason, who created the page on the behalf of Masters' husband William Brooks, said in a statement on the site.

    "Lisa's genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed."

    Mason also shared, "Lisa's beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss. In the midst of his mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States."

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    Mason said "any donation you can make to ease this difficult time would be so appreciated and would make a big difference. Our hearts go out to our dear friend William. We will miss Lisa very, very much."

    If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).