CSI Actress' Cause Of Death Finally Revealed
The actress passed away on February 25 at the age of 44.
It has been revealed that actress Lisa Sheridan died of chronic alcoholism, an autopsy report obtained by RadarOnline.com revealed.
After the star passed away in February, the autopsy reported ruled that her death was “natural,” adding that she succumbed to “complications of chronic alcoholism” and noting that there was a "reported history of benzodiazepine abuse”.
Benzodiazepine is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs prescribed to treat insomnia and anxiety.
The report also found that Sheridan had suffered a “remote brain injury” due to a fall and was found deceased with “hyperinflated” lungs and a cyst on her right ovary.
Sheridan’s manager, Mitch Clem, said at the time of her death:
“We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel.
“She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroners [sic] report on cause of death.”
He also shut down rumours that the actress had taken her own life, saying, “The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide. Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely 100 percent unfounded.”
A number of friends of the star paid tribute to Sheridan over social media at the time of her death, with 'Baywatch' actress Donna D'Errico writing:
"It’s so rare to find kind, gentle souls like hers in this industry, this city... even this world. Truly one of the most genuinely sweet and gentle people I’ve ever come across in my life."
Filmmaker Michael Dunaway also penned a tribute, describing Sheridan as his "soulmate".
"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," Dunaway wrote on Instagram.
Lisa starred in 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'Scandal,' and made appearances in 'CSI: Miami', 'Journeyman', 'Perception' and 'The Mentalist'.