Halt and Catch Fire actress Lisa Sheridan passed away in late February in what, at the time, was deemed to be a natural death.
Her autopsy, however, revealed that Sheridan died from chronic alcoholism.
She was 44.
A Tragic Loss
At such a young age, it was a shock for Sheridan to pass away.
At the time of her death, rumors surfaced that her death was a suicide. But both her family and her manager, Mitch Clem, denied that was the case.
“The family has unequivocally confirmed that this is not a suicide,” Clem said. “Any suggestion to the contrary is absolutely, 100 percent unfounded.”
The rumors came largely out of reports that Sheridan had a problem with benzodiazepine, a drug used to treat both anxiety and insomnia.
“Sweet and Gentle”
Sheridan’s death brought an outpouring of support from friends, coworkers, and fans.
She was described by friend and co-star Donna D’Errico as “genuinely sweet and gentle.”
“She was talented and sweet and I’m so sad to hear of her way-too-early passing,” actor Eric McCormack said.
McCormack, who stars on Will and Grace, worked with Sheridan on a short film project. Sheridan played his leading lady.
She will undoubtedly be missed.