Lindsey Pearlman found dead; Empire, General Hospital actress was 43

LOS ANGELES — Actor Lindsey Erin Pearlman, who had roles in “General Hospital,” “American Housewife” and other shows, was found dead days after she was reported missing in Los Angeles, authorities said. She was 43.

Her body was found Friday morning when officers responded to a call for a death investigation in a residential neighborhood of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The LA County coroner’s office later determined the deceased individual was Pearlman, according to the news station.

This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Lindsey Erin Pearlman. Pearlman, an actor who had roles in “General Hospital,” “American Housewife” and other shows, was found dead days after she was reported missing in Los Angeles, authorities said. Her body was found Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2022, when officers responded to a call for a death investigation in a residential neighborhood of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department said. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)

The cause of death and the circumstances of her disappearance are under investigation.

Pearlman had roles on TV series including “Empire,”  “Vicious” and “Chicago Justice,” according to a biography on her personal website. She also had extensive experience in theater in Chicago, her hometown.

People who worked with Pearlman remembered her on social media. 

“Lindsey Pearlman was terrific on @GeneralHospital and we are saddened to hear of this tragedy. Our hearts go out to her family and friends,” Frank Valentini, who is the executive producer of “General Hospital” tweeted.  

“General Hospital” actress Cassandra James wrote: “I echo Frank’s sentiments. Very sad.” 

“Our community lost Lindsey Pearlman. She was hilarious, goofy AF, stunning, and ridiculously gifted. Just talked to her two weeks ago. It feels surreal that she is gone,” actress Danielle Pinnock wrote.  

Actress Lynn Chen posted a photo of Pearlman on Twitter writing, “This is how I will remember Lindsey Pearlman. Effortlessly beautiful and talented. Hilarious. Compassionate. Unapologetic. She lit up every room. She listened intently on stage and off.” 

Contributing: Elise Brisco, USA TODAY

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