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Police make arrest in hit-and-run death of ‘Gone Girl’ actor Lisa Banes

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NEW YORK — An arrest was announced early Friday in the hit-and-run death of “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes, who died almost two months ago.

Brian Boyd, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and failure to yield to a pedestrian, New York City police said in a news release.

Banes was hit by a scooter or motorcycle in early June while she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue on the way to visit her alma mater, the Julliard School. Manager David Williams said Banes was being treated for “substantial injuries” at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital, where she died on June 14 at age 65.

Few details on the arrest were immediately announced. Police did not say whether Boyd had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

This Jan. 26, 2015 file photo shows Lisa Banes, in Park City, Utah. The "Gone Girl" and "Cocktail" actor has died after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York. A police spokesperson says the 65-year-old Banes died Monday, June 15, 2021, at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4.

Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including as Marybeth Elliott in “Gone Girl” in 2014 alongside Ben Affleck and as Bonnie in “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. On television, she had roles on “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary,” “Masters of Sex,” « Royal Pains, » « Law and Order: Special Victims Unit » and “NCIS.”

She acted on stage regularly, including Broadway appearances in the Neil Simon play « Rumors » in 1988, in the musical « High Society » in 1998 and in the Noel Coward play « Present Laughter » in 2010.

Banes lived in Los Angeles and was married to Kathryn Kranhold, a contributing reporter for the Center for Public Integrity.

Friends and colleagues mourned Banes on Twitter following news of her death.

Actor Seth McFarlane said he was deeply saddened at the death of Banes, whom he worked with on his TV science-fiction comedy series « The Orville. »

« Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us, » McFarlane tweeted in June.

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