Lena Dunham Pays Tribute to ‘Girls’ Guest Star Nick Lashaway, Who Was Killed in Car Crash

Lena Dunham took to Instagram on Wednesday, May 11, to mourn actor Nick Lashaway, who guest-starred in an episode of HBO’s Girls back in 2013. The MetroWest Daily News reported that Lashaway was killed in a three-car crash in Framingham, Massachusetts, this past Sunday, May 8. He was 28.

Lena Dunham and Nick Lashaway.
Lena Dunham and Nick Lashaway. Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images; FilmMagic for YouTube

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Dunham posted a still of herself with the late actor from his season 2 episode of Girls. 

“Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th,” the Emmy nominee, 29, wrote. “Nick was such a talented, funny and kind person and we were so lucky to have him as a part of our Girls family when he played Frank in episode 207. We will always remember the week we shared with him, his playful smile, his easy instincts, how much he made us laugh even when we had to stay up all night in the woods.”

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She concluded: “We are sending love to his family and friends and feeling such gratitude for his gifts. RIP sweet Nick.”

In addition to Girls, Lashaway had numerous acting credits, including an appearance as a younger version of Fox Mulder in a 1998 episode of The X-Files. He also had a tiny role in 2005’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin and reunited with Steve Carrell in a 2007 episode of NBC’s The Office. He also appeared in Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth‘s 2010 tearjerker, The Last Song. 

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