Lisa Sheridan Dies; Veteran Actress Was 44

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Lisa Sheridan, a long-time actress likely best known for her role on AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, tragically passed away this past Monday.

She was 44 years old.

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This sad piece of news has been confirmed to People Magazine by Sheridan's manager, Mitch Clem.

“We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel,” Clem told this publication, adding:

“She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroners report on cause of death.”

While details remain scarce at this time, Clem made it a point to emphasize that Sheridan did NOT take her own life.

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

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Sheridan also had roles on The 4400, Invasion, The Mentalist and CSI, among other programs, and her Only God Can co-star Donna D'Errico mourned the actress' loss on Facebook today.

This is what she 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. 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.

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. Goodbye and goodnight sweet angel...I will miss you terribly. 

Please send up prayers for her family.

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Sheridan was previously engaged to Ron Livingston, with whom she appeared in 2000's Beat, which also starred Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland and Norman Reedus.

“She was beautiful, obviously, and an immensely talented actor, and a wonderful friend,” wrote director and magazine editor Michael Dunaway, adding of Lisa:

"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.”

He concluded:

"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."

Dunaway included these beautiful words alongside this photo of Sheridan on Instagram:

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Dunaway added that the actress struggled “over the last few years," but did not go any further than this in his post.

We send our thought and prayers to the family of Lisa Sheridan.

May she rest in peace.

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