Gossip Girl actress “found hanged in hotel room”

Lisa Lynn Masters played Bryn Harold in Gossip Girl
Lisa Lynn Masters played Bryn Harold in Gossip Girl

Actress and model Lisa Lynn Masters, who appeared in Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has died aged 52.

Reports in The Mirror indicate that she was battling depression and was found dead inside her hotel room closet after hanging herself.

Her husband William Brooks was in shock after her death, according to a friend writing on a GoFundMe page set up to pay for her body's repatriation to America.

A spokesperson for the actress said in a statement to E! News: “As to her husband and family’s wishes, we hope that the industry can mourn her death without details.

Lisa Lynn Masters

“In these darkening days, we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others just as she would have.”

Tragic Lisa was born in Omaha but grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, had small roles in the likes of Gossip Girl and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as appearing in such shows as Law and Order and Nashville.