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Lyric Marie Benson (1980–2003)

Lyric Marie Benson was born on September 20, 1980 in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Chappelle's Show (2003). She died on April 25, 2003 in Soho, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Tanya McFadden
- Graansha (2003) ... Tanya McFadden
 2003 Chappelle's Show (TV Series)
- Zapped & It's A Wonderful Chest (2003) ... Bride (as Lyric Benson)
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 2003 Primetime (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Murder Victim (segment "Shattered Dreams")
- Shattered Dreams/Inside the Elizabeth Smart Investigation/Side by Side/Good News Bears (2003) ... Herself - Murder Victim (segment "Shattered Dreams")

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She was shot in front of her New York apartment on April 25, 2003, by her obsessed ex-fianc√©, and died a day later. Her father Terry started up a non-profit organization called "Lyric of Life" in the hopes of raising organ donor awareness; assisting donor and recipient families; and granting college scholarships to senior theater students. See more »

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