American actress Lisa Sheridan has died aged 44.
Sheridan was found dead at her New Orleans apartment on Monday (February 25), her manager Mitch Clem confirmed. Her cause of death is currently unknown.
Clem told People magazine: “We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel.
“We are waiting for a coroner’s report on cause of death,” he said, adding: “The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide. Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely, 100 per cent unfounded.”
Sheridan was known for roles in US TV shows including CSI: Miami, Invasion, Perception, and Halt and Catch Fire. She also starred in films such as 2018’s Strange Nature and 2015’s Only God Can.
Tributes have poured in for the late actress. Donna Erico, who starred alongside Sheridan in Only God Can, wrote: “I just received news that my dear friend, actress Lisa Sheridan, has passed away. She was found Monday morning. I am sitting here stunned. Lisa and I filmed a movie together 5 years ago and became very close on set and remained close friends after filming ended.
“It’s so rare to find kind, gentle souls like hers in this industry, this city…even this world. Truly one of the most genuinely sweet and gentle people I’ve ever come across in my life. She brought a sweetness and bright energy to any room she happened to walk into…even in her darker times.”
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She called me Big Brother, and for all intents and purposes I was. I met Lisa when she was fourteen years old, over thirty years ago. We were immediately attached at the hip, true soulmates from minute one. For the rest of the days of her life, she was a central part of mine. She was beautiful, obviously, and an immensely talented actor, and a wonderful friend, but more than anything she really did radiate this impossibly bright energy and life. Even in her dark moments. And she had plenty of those, especially over the last few years. During these later years she took to telling me, "You're the greatest big brother a girl could ever have." It was how we ended each conversation. I treasured it then, and I treasure it even more now knowing I'll never hear it again, this side of the river. So good night, my sweet little sister. No one will ever again be to me what you were, and are. I'm trying to take comfort in knowing your struggles and pain and grief are "at last, and last behind you." I love you with all my heart, yesterday, today, and forever. Sorry that I can't write more; it's just still too painful.
Director Michael Dunaway said: “I met Lisa when she was fourteen years old, over thirty years ago. We were immediately attached at the hip, true soulmates from minute one. For the rest of the days of her life, she was a central part of mine.”