UPDATE: Actress Lisa Sheridan died as a result of chronic alcoholism, according to a coroner’s report.
The report arrives three months after the 44-year-old actress died in New Orleans. The cause of death was listed on the report as due to “complications of chronic alcoholism” and had suffered a “remote brain injury” from an unspecified fall. She also had hyperinflated lungs.
EARLIER: Lisa Sheridan, who had roles in the television series Invasion and Halt and Catch Fire, died Monday of as-yet-unknown causes. She was 44.
Sheridan’s manager, Mitch Clem, confirmed the death to Deadline Wednesday evening.
“Lisa passed away on Monday morning. She was at home in New Orleans. Cause of death is not known at this time. We are waiting for the coroners,” Clem said in a statement. “Obviously, we were all blindsided with this devastating loss. Lisa was deeply loved. We are heartbroken.”
Sheridan worked as an actress for more than two decades and had dozens of credits, including in the 2018 film Strange Nature and the television series CSI: Miami and Still the King.
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Friends of the actress shared the news of her death on social media, including actress Donna D’Errico, who worked with Sheridan on the 2015 film Only God Can.
“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,” D’Errico wrote Wednesday on Facebook.
She continued: “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.”
Despite reports on social media saying Sheridan may have taken her life, Clem said her death was not the result of suicide.
“The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide. Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely, 100% unfounded,” he said.
People magazine first reported the news of Sheridan’s death.
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