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'Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Lisa Lynn Masters Commits Suicide

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Nov. 18 2016, Published 3:09 p.m. ET

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Lisa Lynn Masters was discovered dead inside her room at the Nuevo Mundo hotel in Lima on Tuesday, has learned.

According to local Peru21, the 52-year-old was found inside her room closet after she had apparently hanged herself with a skirt.

Anti-depressants were also found in the room, as authorities confirmed Masters struggled with depression.

"Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on November 15, 2016," friend Ani Mason, who set up a GoFundMe page on behalf of Master's husband, William Brooks, wrote. "Lisa's genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed."

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"Lisa's beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss," the explanation continued. "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."

By Thursday, the page surpassed its $30,000 goal. The Brooklyn resident is set to be buried in her hometown of Asheville, NC.


A talented television actress, Masters has had roles on popular shows Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl.

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