‘Halt and Catch Fire’ actress Lisa Sheridan’s cause of death revealed


Lisa Sheridan died as a result of chronic alcoholism.

Nearly three months after the 44-year-old actress from shows including Halt and Catch Fire, Invasion and CSI died in her New Orleans apartment, a coroner’s report has been released. While the manner of death is listed as “natural,” according to Radar Online, the cause is due to “complications of chronic alcoholism.”

The report also noticed that Sheridan had a “reported history of benzodiazepine abuse.” According to Mayo Clinic, benzodiazepines are one of the most commonly prescribed class of drugs and are typically prescribed for “patients who have psychiatric, neurologic or medical problems.”

The report also stated that Sheridan, who had more than 30 television credits, had suffered a “remote brain injury” due to an unspecified fall. She also had hyperinflated lungs, which can be caused by blockages in the air passages, as well as a cyst on one of her ovaries.

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Sheridan’s Only God Can co-star Donna D’Errico shared the news on Facebook that her old friend has passed on Feb. 25. There were rumors that she had died by suicide, but her manager, Mitch Clem, told People the gossip was untrue.

Sheridan was once engaged to actor Ron Livingston, a co-star in 2000’s Beat.

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