Lisa Sheridan ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ actress dead at 44 – “Halt and Catch Fire” actress Lisa Sheridan died at her New Orleans home on Feb. 25 at age 44.
The star’s manager, Mitch Clem, confirmed her death to Fox News in a statement saying that there’s currently no cause of death, but assured fans that she did not take her own life.
“She was at home in New Orleans. Obviously, we were all blindsided with this devastating loss. Lisa was deeply loved. We are heart broken and enormously saddened. Cause of death is not known at this time. We are waiting for the coroner’s report,” he told Fox.
He continued: “The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide. Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely, 100 percent unfounded.”
Representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
As Variety reports, Sheridan attended Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburg, Penn. and earned more than 30 television credits throughout her career. In addition to “Halt and Catch Fire,” Sheridan appeared in “CSI: NY,” “The Mentalist,” “The 4400,” “Without a Trace” and “Diagnosis: Murder.”
Her friend and co-star on “Only God Can, Donna D’Errico, shared news of her death on Facebook along with a fond farewell.
“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,” D’Errico wrote in part. “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.”
Director, magazine editor and friend of Sheridan, Michael Dunaway, also took to social media to remember the late star.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram. “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.”
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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. During these later years she took to telling me, “You’re the greatest big brother a girl could ever have.” It was how we ended each conversation. I treasured it then, and I treasure it even more now knowing I’ll never hear it again, this side of the river. So good night, my sweet little sister. No one will ever again be to me what you were, and are. 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.
Sheridan was previously engaged to “A Million Little Things” star Ron Livingston.