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Lisa Masters Dead: Why Did ‘Gossip Girl’ Actress Commit Suicide?

It comes as a great shock to everyone that actress and model Lisa Masters has passed away. It was even more surprising when it was revealed that Lisa Masters did not just die, she supposedly committed suicide.

It was during a modeling gig in Lima, Peru that Masters was found dead in her hotel room. She was 52 years old. At 11:50 p.m, hotel employees found the model/actress in the closet, having hung herself with her skirt.

Lisa Masters ventured into acting after starting out as a model and television reporter. Masters was known for having roles in Gossip Girl, Law & Order: SVU, The Stepford Wives, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ugly Betty.

‘Struggling with Depression’

According to officials, the cause of Lisa’s supposed suicide was her was struggle with depression. Officials found anti-depressants among her belongings when her body was found.

Lisa’s husband William and her family are requesting for privacy at this very difficult time.

Lisa’s friends put up a GoFundMe page to ask for help in covering the expenses for her transport from Peru back to the U.S as well as funeral expenses. It has currently raised an amount $48, 980 on a $50,000 goal. The goal amount will not only shoulder the transport and funeral expenses, it will also cover the rent for the apartment William and Lisa shared in Brooklyn, as well as moving expenses for when William ultimately moves out.

The funeral service for Lisa will be at her childhood home of Asheville, North Carolina.

The cause of her death brings awareness to the importance of mental health once again. Depression is a hard battle being fought by many, and the time it takes to get better from it varies from person to person. Many celebrities have been known to struggle with depression, the same reason being the cause for quite a number of celebrity deaths.

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