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Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl actress Lisa Masters found dead in Peru aged 52

Lisa Masters appeared in Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl Credit: PA

Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty actress Lisa Lynn Masters has been found dead.

The actress and model, 52, was discovered by staff at a hotel in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday evening.

Masters' friends have now set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for funeral costs and the transfer of the body back to the US.

During her career, Masters starred in Law & Order and the The Stepford Wives, as well as Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl.

It was reported that Masters had been battling mental health issues.

A statement from friends on her GoFundMe page said Masters had passed away "tragically and unexpectedly" at 11.50pm on Tuesday.

Masters was found dead in Peru Credit: GoFundMe

Lisa's genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed.

Lisa's beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss.

In the midst of his mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States.

– GoFundMe