Lisa Lynn Masters (1964 - 2016)

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Lisa Lynn Masters, an actress who starred in an episode of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," died Nov. 15, 2016, by suicide in her hotel room in Lima, Peru, according to multiple news sources. She was 52.

Masters played a relationship therapist during the first season of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Her television credits also include guest-star roles on "Gossip Girl," "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and, most recently, "Nashville."

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Friends of the actress set up a GoFundMe page to defray funeral expenses and costs to bring her body back to the United States. Masters is survived by her husband, William Brooks, a healing arts practitioner in New York City. The couple married in 2004.

"Lisa's genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed," reads a post on the GoFundMe page, which friend Ani Mason established on behalf of Brooks. "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."

Masters was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. She was a former television journalist before launching her acting career.

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