CSI: Miami and Invasion actress Lisa Sheridan has died aged 44.
The TV star was found dead at home in New Orleans on Monday, her manager confirmed last night.
Getty – Contributor Lisa Sheridan was found dead at home in New Orleans on Monday night
Mitch Clem told People magazine: “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.”
He also denied initial suggestions the actress took her own life.
Mr Clem added: “The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide.
“Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely, 100 per cent unfounded.”
Lisa, who had been engaged to Sex And The City star Ron Livingston, also featured in Halt and the Netflix show Catch Fire And Scandal.
Filmmaker Michael Dunaway described Lisa as his “soulmate” who had experienced “dark moments over the last few years.”
Dunaway wrote on Instagram: “She called me Big Brother, and for all intents and purposes I was.
“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.
“Even in her dark moments. And she had plenty of those, especially over the last few years. I’m trying to take comfort in knowing your struggles and pain and grief are at last, and last behind you.”
Fellow actress, Donna D’Errico, who worked with Sheridan on movie Only God Can, said: “Lisa and I filmed a movie together 5 years ago and became very close on set and remained close friends after filming ended.
“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.
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“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.
“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.”
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