Lisa Lynn Masters – Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty actress – found dead in her hotel room

Very sad news. Actress Lisa Lynn Masters has been found dead in her hotel room in Peru at the age of 52. Details of her death have not been announced. In a statement, Lisa’s representative said: "As to her husband and family’s wishes, we hope the industry can mourn her death without details.

"In these darkening days, we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others – just as she would have."

Actress Lisa Lynn Masters has died at the age of 52

Lisa was a model and a veteran TV actress who appeared on a number of top-rated shows, including Ugly Betty, Law & Order, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Gossip Girl.

Following the tragedy, her friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to bring her back to the US, and to help her heartbroken husband William cope with funeral expenses.

"Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly," the post reads. "Lisa's genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed.

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

According to officials, Lisa had been in Peru on a modelling assignment at the time of her death.

The post concludes: "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."

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