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Lisa Banes: New York Police Charge Man Over “Gone Girl” Actress’ Death

Lisa Banes

Lisa Banes | Image: Getty Images

A man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of “Gone Girl” actress Lisa Banes, a New York police spokesman said Friday.


Brian Boyd, 26, was apprehended on Thursday and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

Banes, who was visiting New York from Los Angeles, suffered a head trauma in the June 4 accident in Manhattan. She died in hospital ten days later.

The TV, Broadway and film actress was struck after Boyd allegedly ran a red light while Banes was attempting to cross the street near the Lincoln Center, a performing arts venue, on the Upper West Side.

The New York Police Department have yet to determine whether the suspect was riding an e-scooter or a motorcycle.

Lisa Banes | Image: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including as Marybeth Elliott in “Gone Girl” in 2014 alongside Ben Affleck and as Bonnie in “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. On television, she had roles on “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary,” “Masters of Sex,” “Royal Pains,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and “NCIS.”

She acted on stage regularly, including Broadway appearances in the Neil Simon play “Rumors” in 1988, in the musical “High Society” in 1998 and in the Noel Coward play “Present Laughter” in 2010.

Banes lived in Los Angeles and was married to Kathryn Kranhold, a contributing reporter for the Center for Public Integrity.

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