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Lena Dunham mourns 'Girls' guest star's death

FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Lena Dunham arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Girls" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dunham is mourning the death of actor Nick Lashaway, who appeared in an episode of Dunham’s, “Girls.” In an Instagram post on May 11, 2016, Dunham called Lashaway "a talented, funny and kind person.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Lena Dunham arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Girls" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dunham is mourning the death of actor Nick Lashaway, who appeared in an episode of Dunham’s, “Girls.” In an Instagram post on May 11, 2016, Dunham called Lashaway "a talented, funny and kind person.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Lena Dunham is mourning the death of actor Nick Lashaway, who appeared in an episode of Dunham's, "Girls."

The MetroWest Daily News in Massachusetts reports the 28-year-old Lashaway was killed in a car accident in Framingham on Sunday evening.

In an Instagram post Wednesday that features a shot of Dunham and Lashaway from a season two episode of the HBO comedy, Dunham calls Lashaway "a talented, funny and kind person" and says she'll remember "his playful smile" and "easy instincts."

Aside from "Girls," Lashaway starred as a young Fox Mulder in a 1998 episode of "The X-Files." He also had small roles in films including Steve Carell's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "The Last Song," which co-starred Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.

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