Tragedy has struck for Lena Dunham and the cast of 'Girls' as one of their members is pronounced dead following a car accident on Sunday (May 8th 2016). Nick Lashaway was just 28 at the time of his death, and Dunham has since taken to social media to express her shock and grief at the news which she discovered on Wednesday (May 11th 2016).

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Three cars collided on Badger Road in Framingham, Massachusetts, killing 28-year-old actor Nick Lashaway and leaving two other drivers injured. The actor appeared in an episode of 'Girls' back in 2013, playing Frank, and Dunham has paid tribute to him with a screenshot of both her and Lashaway acting opposite each other on the episode on her Instagram account yesterday (May 11th 2016).

'Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th. 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', she said in a caption accompanying the picture. '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. We are sending love to his family and friends and feeling such gratitude for his gifts. RIP sweet Nick.'

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Lashaway, who died at MetroWest Medical Center following the crash on Sunday evening, has also previously appeared in movies such as 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', 'The Last Song', 'National Lampoon's Bag Boy' and 'In Time'. Among his other television credits are 'The Office' and 'The X-Files'.

While the cause of the crash is as yet unknown, it is thought that he was pulled unconciousness from the wheel of his Jeep which had set on fire. CPR and a defibrillator was used to no avail.