Halt and Chase Fire actress Lisa Sheridan, 44, found dead in home

Caption : Lisa Sheridan

American actress Lisa Sheridan, renowned for playing the role of Rebecca Taylor on the AMC drama series, Halt and Catch Fire, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. She was discovered in her home in New Orleans. Reportedly, Sheridan was struggling with “dark moments over the last few years.”

What caused Lisa Sheridan’s death?

Lisa’s death was confirmed by her manager, Mitch Clem. Talking to People, Clem confirmed that she died in her apartment in New Orleans and told that a coroner’s report was still pending. However, he mentioned that Lisa’s family insists that she did not die by suicide.

Lisa Sheridan

He said, “We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel. She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroners report on cause of death.” 

“The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide. Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely, 100% unfounded," he added.

Friends Donna D’Errico and Michael Dunaway mourned Lisa Sheridan’s death on social media

Donna and Lisa had worked together in a 2015 movie called Only God Can. After the news of Lisa’s broke in media, Donna took to Facebook to pay tribute to her former co-star. 

Donna 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.” Donna explained in her Facebook post that she and the deceased star first met on the movie set five years ago and since then, they had remained close friends. “Lisa and I filmed a movie together 5 years ago and became very close on set and remained close friends after filming ended,” she wrote. 

lisa and donna derrico

“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. I am devastated by this loss,” Donna wrote, recalling the moments they had spent together. “I had just spoken with her and everything seemed great and she seemed happy and in good spirits. Everyone who knew her loved and adored her. Goodbye and goodnight sweet angel...I will miss you terribly,” she continued.

Later, filmmaker Michael Dunaway also paid tribute to Lisa on Instagram. He shared a picture of her and wrote a heartfelt message. “She called me Big Brother, and for all intents and purposes I was,” Dunaway wrote.

“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.” 

Halt and Chase Fire star Lisa Sheridan

Dunaway went on to write that Lisa had plenty of dark moments over the years and stated that he’s trying to take comfort in knowing that she was free from her struggles, pain, and grief. He wrote, “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.”

His final words were, “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.”

Our condolences go out to the grieving family and friends of Lisa Sheridan.

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