Actress Lisa Masters – who you may recognize from Law & Order: SVU, Ugly Betty, and The Stepford Wives — was found dead on Tuesday in her Lima, Peru hotel room after an apparent suicide.
Hotel employees discovered the 52-year-old in the closet around 11:50 p.m., after she reportedly hung herself with a skirt — according to the newspaper Peru 21. She was traveling on a modeling assignment.Officials say the actress may have been battling depression, as anti-depressants were found among her possessions.
Friends of Masters started a GoFundMe to help the actress's husband William Brooks during this difficult time.
The site reads:
"Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on November 15, 2016. 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 his mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States."
Our hearts go out to all of Lisa's loved ones during this difficult time.