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Former OLTL & ATWT Co-Stars Of Nathaniel Marston Share Grief With Touching Posts: Easton, Brier, Morris, Strasser, Park & Archer

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As On-Air On-Soaps reported early Wednesday evening, former One Life to Live and As the World Turns actor Nathaniel Marston passed away from unimaginable and horrific injuries and complications from his October 30th car crash in Nevada.

The outpouring of love and support and acknowledgement for Nathaniel, and his mother, Elizabeth Jackson since the news spread of Marston’s death has been overwhelming. Several of Marston’s One Life to Live co-stars, and former As the World Turns star Michael Park, took to social media with touching posts, quotes, and song lyrics which speaks to Nathaniel’s life and their time with this man who was taken from us at 40-years-old.

Michael Easton, who played Nathaniel’s brother John McBain on OLTL on his official facebook page Wednesday night quoted the great Jimi Hendrix and said: “MISS YOU MY BROTHER – The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye. Until we meet again.”   And in a heartbreaking and touching post with a picture of Michael and Nathaniel and his mom, Easton added:  “FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS – I remember the hat. Nate wore it often. He would wear it on a winter’s day in New York with no jacket. Just a sweatshirt and that brown hat, brim turned up and he’d be laughing.  That’s how I’ll always think of Nathaniel. Walking up Columbus Avenue, the wind blowing against him. He is smiling, moving towards me, growing larger and larger. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nathan’s family, his friends and all the fans who mourn his passing.”

Kathy Brier, who played Nathaniel’s longtime love interest and wife on One Life used the lyrics of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic song, The Boxer, as a parallel to the life of Marston on her facebook page.  The lyrics begin:  “I am just a poor boy
though my story’s seldom told, I have squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles.  Such are promises all lies and jest still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest ….”

Jessica Morris, who played Jennifer Rappaport opposite Nathaniel on One Life took to her facebook page with a photo of herself and Marston in a scene from OLTL.  She related:  “Rest in peace ‪#‎nathanielmarston‬ . Working with you was always so fun! Such a gifted actor and warm soul.”

Melisssa Archer, who played Natalie Buchanan, and was, of course, involved in story with the McBains took to Twitter and said:  “Rest in peace Nathanial Marston. You are loved and will be missed.”

Robin Strasser, ex-Dorian Cramer Lord posted on Twitter her sadness:  “SAD NEWS Nathaniel Marston has died of injuries sustained in a car crash. A talented actor, I wish his personal story ended differently- RIP”

And Michael Park posted a touching few sentenced on Twitter simply stating:  “My heart is heavy with this news. Sweet dreams dear Nate.”

Very eloquent, telling, and well-put posts from some of the most beloved actors that have graced the daytime drama landscape on the death of Nathaniel.  What did you think of the sentiments shared by the actors in their social media posts? Share your comments below!

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Joanne
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Joanne

I think they were sincere and heartfelt. There is no other genre like the soaps………..we , the fans, feel like family. I can only imagine how the actors feel. I’m sad for all…….mostly his Mom. I wish everyone peace. I can’t get Nathaniel out of my mind.

Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

may he rest in peace, God has found another angel.

marishka ruth embreus
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marishka ruth embreus

R.I.P. HE WILL BE MISSED!!

Judy
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Judy

May he rest in peace. He fought a good fight. I pray for his mother that she is surrounded in love as she deals with this loss.

I have loved seeing the way the actors showed support and love for Nate and his mother. Gives me even more respect for the soap community. I saw quite a few wonderful posts from Ellen Dolan on FB and many other ATWT actors too.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I am feeling so bad for the actors he worked with—I know them all and watched the shows they were on with him. Nate will never be forgotten.

Debbie
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Debbie

To the Family of Nathaniel ,
My Heart felt Sympathies to you all , I have watch him for a long time may Peace be with you at this time or Sorrow, but remember he is now a Angel of God and looking out and protecting all of us thru his Spirit , he can now be free God Speed Nate .

Jill
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Jill

I don’t have the words. This is overwhelmingly sad and leave it to Michael Easton to comment so beautifully and poetically in such a way as to flesh out Nathaniel and make him come alive again in our mind’s eyes.
“And this shall give life to thee.”

Margie
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Margie

It really gave me chills. Beautiful.

rena
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rena

RIP, loved you on one life to live! May your memory be eternal.My heart goes out to the family! May God be with all of you

Gino
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Gino

I am so devasted, he was a wonderful actor and every body loved him. Rip.

Melissa
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Melissa

R I P. Prayers for all involved. God speed!!!!!!

Mo
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Mo

I hope he knew how much he was loved.

Tina
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Tina

To overcome so much to have it end this way is just so terribly sad. My heart goes out to his family. As for the the incredibly wonderful and beloved actors of my One Life to Live, I am so sorry for your loss as well. Your fans still love you and stand with you forever.

Jane
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Jane

God bless him and his family in this very ,very hard time.

Margie
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Margie

It’s heartbreaking.

Kelly
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Kelly

I once saw Nathaniel leaving the OLTl studio in NY. He was carrying out his bike. He stopped and looked up at all the fans and quickly approached them, signing autographs, having pictures taken, smiling the whole time. He was so humble and gracious. He will be forever missed. RIP sweet soul.

Terri
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Terri

God bless you Nathaniel and your family your soap family prayers for you and yours.

blake
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blake

Very sad for his mother. I’ve been following her posts on FB and she’s an amazing and strong woman and mother. The Craft is one of my favorite movies so I’m already a fan of his, and I like his acting on One Life To Live when I watch in on youtube. He and Marcie were a great couple. At least he is in heaven now and he got to be with his mother and family before he passed away so that gave them closure. I also read that it brought his mom and uncle back together after years of… Read more »

blake
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blake

This is heartbreaking: Marcie singing “Iris” at Michael’s funeral on OLTL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCp3x3WLyY&feature=share

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you for that, blake….haunting words and images, in retrospect…..beautiful!!

Wendy
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Wendy

Of all the roles Nathaniel played, I loved his work on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. There, paired with the vivacious Kathy Brier , the 2 became , to me a super couple if ever there was one. I found it inspiring. A plus size girl all my life, who always got teased , made fun of , and believed no one could love me because I was far from thin. I watched Marcie and Michael/ Al , fall in love – he didn’t care that she was not skinny, he thought she was beautiful , I would tune in just… Read more »

Christine Sanford
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Christine Sanford

Last night I watched a YouTube clip,of OLTL,I it was of Marcie singing at Als funeral,(: (:,I’ve had 2 loses in my family this year:( 🙁 , GOD Bless you Nathaniel,.prayers to his family and friends. Christine

Eric Buchanan
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Eric Buchanan

I just hope his mother hears the love in all the support and knows she raised a great young Man who so many cared about and missed, RIP Nate.

Pam
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Pam

Renee Goldsberry left a beautiful message as well. So did so many others.

He will be so missed.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I read Renee Goldsberry’s response on her Twitter page, she interacted a lot with Nathaniel. What a beautiful man and talented actor. He is so loved by his fans and will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his mother and family.

Elizabeth Jackson
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Elizabeth Jackson

Thank you to everyone who has posted comments about my cherished son Nathaniel here as well as so many other social media sites. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the love , prayers and support the Soap Family has given to me and our family at the most grief stricken time of our lives. Thank you for loving Nathaniel and for the love prayers and support which has come to me and our family from every corner of our country and the world. Words cannot express the love and gratitude I feel for each and everyone of you. Thank you… Read more »

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Amanda Seyfried Scores Oscar Nomination for ‘Mank’; Opens Up About Her Bad Times on As the World Turns

Monday morning, Amanda Seyfried (Ex-Lucy, ATWT) landed her first ever Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Mank in the role of Marion Davies. The film also led the way for the 93rd annual Oscars with the most nods for any film with 10.

The Oscar ceremonies will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25th.  You can view all the nominations here.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM host, Jess Cagle on his Jess Cagle Show, he asked the talented actress about her start on As the World Turns, to which Amanda replied, “It was really exciting, and really heartbreaking. They were mean – whoever was in charge there.  I was 15 years old, like fire me in a nicer way.  I clearly wasn’t making the cut.  I was terrified. It wasn’t a warm environment – and not that anyone was being mean to me to my face, but these people were coming to work and doing their thing and leaving, and I was 15, and I was bad, and they sent my character off to South America.  They didn’t tell me that, they just didn’t invite me back.  I heard it through the actors playing my parents talking about where Lucy had gone – she had gone back to Montega. Then, Peyton List came on and resurrected my role for three years, and Peyton List is still my friend.”

 

Cagle then asked Amanda if her time in Oakdale soured her on continuing to be an actress, to which the now Oscar nom replied: “No, it didn’t.  It actually made me double-down at that point. This is what I want to do.  This is where I need to be.  I want that back, let’s get me another job, and I kept on auditioning and I got another job on another soap opera.”

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The other role Amanda is referring to is her time as Joni Stafford on All My Children, where she often shared scenes with Michael. B. Jordan, then Reggie.

You can watch the exchange between Cagle and Seyfried sent to us by soap fan G.T. Lem below.

Now, share your thoughts on Amanda’s Oscar nomination and her remarks on her time as a young actress on ATWT in the comment section.

FYI – Actress Amanda Seyfried discusses her time on “As The World Turns” saying it wasn’t a warm environment and the person in charge (who later fired her) was “mean”

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