By Tyler McCarthy
Published February 28, 2019
“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 Pittsburgh, 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.”
Sheridan was previously engaged to "A Million Little Things" star Ron Livingston.