Lena Dunham mourns death of former ‘Girls’ co-star

Nick Lashaway appeared in second season of Dunham's TV show

Lena Dunham has paid tribute to former Girls co-star Nick Lashaway, who died in a car crash at the weekend.

The 28 year-old actor was killed following a road traffic accident in Massachusetts on Sunday (May 8). He appeared alongside Dunham in the second season of Girls, where he played a stepbrother of Jemima Kirke’s character Jessa.

A clip from the episode below shows Lashaway’s character Frank, who sleeps with Dunham’s Hannah.



“Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on 8 May,” Dunham wrote on Instagra,. “Nick was such a talented, funny and kind person and we were so lucky to have him as a part of our Girls family when he played Frank in episode 207.

“We will always remember the week we shared with him, his playful smile, his easy instincts, how much he made us laugh even when we had to stay up all night in the woods. We are sending love to his family and friends and feeling such gratitude for his gifts. RIP sweet Nick.”

In addition to Girls, Lashaway also appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The X-Files.

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