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One Life to Live Icon and Soap Vet, Andrea Evans Remembered by Her Daughter, Husband, and Co-Stars

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In the last 24 hours the soap community is in mourning on the passing of one of its greatest, Andrea Evans.  As revealed on Monday, Evans passed away on Sunday from her battle with cancer. She was just 66-years-old.

Andrea leaves behind her beloved daughter Kylie and her husband, Stephen, and so many former castmates, colleagues and fans, who paid tribute to her and shared their remembrances of this kind and talented soul.

Evans was best-known for her role as Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, but throughout her career she made stops to several other daytime dramas including: The Young and the Restless as Patty Williams, The Bold and the Beautiful as Tawny Moore, Passions as Rebecca Hotchkiss and the role of Patty Walker on the streaming series, The Bay.

Below are just some of the tributes that have poured in on social media, and websites since yesterday.  We will continue to add more as they are shared publicly.

Andrea’s beloved daughter Kylie shared with TV Line: “Today, I face an immeasurable loss — the passing of my beloved mother, Andrea Evans, after her courageous battle with cancer. At just 19 years old, my world has been forever changed, and words cannot adequately convey the depth of my sadness. My mom was my best friend.  Her vibrant spirit, infectious laughter, and boundless love for life left a mark on all who were fortunate enough to know her,” she continued. “Throughout her fight with cancer, my mom displayed awe-inspiring strength. She faced each hurdle with grace and determination, cherishing every precious moment. Despite the pain and uncertainty, she taught me the invaluable lesson of finding joy, even in the darkest of times. We held hands until the very end. While I struggle to come to terms with her passing, I am profoundly grateful for the love and support we have received from family, friends, and the community. I would also like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the healthcare professionals who cared for my mother throughout this incredibly challenging process. Although my mother’s physical presence is no longer with us, her love and spirit will forever endure. The lessons she taught me about resilience, kindness, and love will guide me through the difficult journey ahead.”

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Evan’s husband, Stephen Rodriguez wrote: “Andrea was a remarkable individual, cherished by all who knew her. Her unwavering strength, positivity and indomitable spirit inspired us every step of the way throughout her fearless fight against this relentless disease. She faced the challenges with grace, resilience, and an enduring love for life. Andrea and I spent 30+ years together. She was a great wife and mother. She was my rock. Cancer killed Andrea, but it did not kill her spirit. That spirit is alive and well and lives on in each one of us, whom she touched.”

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Frank Valentini (ex-EP OLTL, now GH) shared: “I am so sorry to learn of Andrea Evans’ passing. Andrea was already a huge star when my career began at OLTL. She was always kind, gracious, and so fun to work with. A daytime legend who will be missed very much. My sympathies to her friends and family.”

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Ron Carlivati (ex-head writer, OLTL, now DAYS): “I am absolutely heartbroken to learn of the untimely passing of Andrea Evans who played the iconic Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live and is one of the reasons I fell in love with soap operas in the first place. Andrea brought such a sense of guilelessness and fun to a selfish and scheming character and made you fall in love with her. After watching her as a fan for many years, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to write for her and it was one of the most satisfying experiences of my professional career. I will treasure the memories of Tina trying to misappropriate the Crown Jewels of Mendorra with her beloved dog David Vickers under her arm. She survived a trip over the Iguazu Falls and made her way back to Llanview to crash Cord’s wedding to Kate Sanders with a stolen baby in her arms, and that’s how I will always remember both the character and the actress: resilient and resourceful, but also so warm and kind. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest in peace, dear Andrea.”

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Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B): “I lost my tv mom yesterday! I am in shock and beyond devastated! Andrea may have been cast as my mom when I was 18 but she became my mom! Never did I ever think of her as a friend, only family! I will miss her beautiful infectious positivity! Her love of life! Going on trips to Disneyland together which was her favorite place to be! She was at every birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, wedding just as mom! There will forever be an empty spot in my heart. Even now as I am writing this I can still feel her beautiful positive spirit around me! Everyone who truly knew her was blessed by this beautiful soul! I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of her life! I hope you are enjoying the Disneyland of the sky! Save a seat for me on Winnie the Pooh! I will forever love you Mom!”

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John LoPrieno (ex-Cord, OLTL) “Working with Andrea Evans was one of the highlights of my acting career. From the day that she first welcomed me to the set of One Life to Live, through the final reunion episodes that we shot when the show was ending, Andrea continued to be a generous, blissfully comedic and insightful scene partner… I think my finest memory of performing with Andrea was not standing in our bathing suits in the Iguazu Falls in Brazil but working on the Banner newspaper office set on rolling chairs in a playfully choreographed love scene… It was one of my earliest appearances on the show. The magic in the room was palpable, and it offered promises of the great fun that was to be created and enjoyed in the years that followed. We will all miss Andrea and her mischievous looks toward [the] camera at the end of the scene.”

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Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian, OLTL): “This is sad to hear. My memories of Andrea Evans are of a woman who was super smart and energized a heat-seeking missile. That’s a compliment/ You knew when you worked with her, it’d be like going head-to-head with a champion. I admired her daring. I hate the disease that took her.”

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Liza Huber (ex-Gwen, Passions): “I’m searching for the right words…. Searching for the right story to share or the right words to post that would convey how much Andrea Evans meant to me. What a spectacular human she was and what a tremendous impact she had on my life.  The truth is, there are no words. I’m heartbroken and my heart aches for Steve and Kylie. Andrea was a powerhouse. She was a firecracker. She was warm, loving, generous, and wildly funny. We would talk for hours about life, family, love, parenting, work, and how to find the perfect light on set 🌟 She taught me so much about love and keeping my heart open. That’s when I found Alex ❤️ I have a million wonderful memories of this incredible woman. Andrea, I know you are up in heaven watching over your beautiful family illuminated by the most perfectly radiant light 💫 You are a superstar in every way and will be greatly missed.”

Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan, Passions, Brady, DAYS) “We lost Andrea Evans. She was wildly responsible for showing me that working in daytime doesn’t have to feel like work at all. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes when she smiled, which was seemingly all the time. Rest in peace, Andrea, and thank you for all you gave.

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Erika Slezak (ex-Viki, OLTL): I send love and deepest sympathies Steve and Kylie — they were her whole life. Andrea and I worked together for so long. On her first day at work, she was living one block away from me, and I walked her to work. She was just a child — never been to NYC — so sweet and kind and loving. Amazing that she played such a complicated, confused and selfish character so well. When she and Steve got married and then got Kylie, it seemed her life was finally complete. She was so happy. So very, very sad.”

Melissa Archer (ex-Natalie, OLTL):  This is heartbreaking news. Andrea was a kind woman, fun to work with, and such a pro. I feel so fortunate that I was able to play with her on One Life to Live and The Bay. Sending love to all our soap family and Andrea’s real family. World lost a good one.”

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Fiona Hutchison (ex-Gabrielle, OLTL): “Andrea and I were very close friends during my time on One Life to Live… she and our dear friend Renata Long traveled to England to be bridesmaids in my ( first marriage) wedding to Sean Dromgoole … we were all so young and impetuous!”

Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair, OLTL): “So saddened to hear of this talented actress’ passing She helped put One Life to Live in the spotlight. Cancer sucks!”

Michael Damian (Danny, Y&R): “I’m so very sad to hear the news of my castmate Andrea’s passing. It was so wonderful having had the chance to work with her in the beginning of my career on Young & Restless! She was always so very kind and professional. God bless you, and I will keep you in my prayers always.”

The Bay the Series:  “Sending love to all our soap family and Andrea’s real family. World lost a good one.

The Bold and the Beautiful:Our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of Andrea Evans. She will forever be a part of the Bold and Beautiful family. 

The Young and the Restless: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Andrea Evans. Her memory will live on in our hearts.”

What do you think of the outpouring of love and grief shared by so many on the death of Andrea Evans? Share your remembrances via the comment section below.

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Andrea Evans was a powerhouse. Tina lord was and still is my all time favorite character. Andrea was stunning. I’m so sorry for her family’s loss. This one really hurts.

God bless her soul she was so talented she made you love her the lady that was naughty ! God bless her she put the soap opera in the soap opera

Yes it does hurt she was the vixen you love d and her chemistry with Cord off the charts the music the timing you just do not capture that anymore ! God bless you girl

Such beautiful, heartfelt tributes to a beautiful human being. Rest in peace dear Andrea.

God bless Stephen and Kylie.

She needs her day in the sun! Wonderful girl she mad the V out of vixen

I remember when Fiona and Andrea were on Oprah once. Lots of soap stars were there and the big entrance was for Deidre Hall who was returning to Days in 1990. But when Andrea and Fiona came in everyone went crazy! I love them both! Love you Andrea!

She was my favorite , once I watched her on one life to live , I was hooked , you couldn’t help but fall in love with her , she make Tina so much fun , I always laughed at her scene s she was so wicked and funny , you couldn’t help but love her character she’s why I started watching soap operas loved her to death if there’s one person I wanted to be it was Tina Lord Roberts I thought she was a beautiful woman she was a talented actress and I’m so sorry for family’s loss because that is a loss sage for survivor of cervical cancer I hate that word answer so many good people that fight the fight that don’t make it God bless her God bless her daughter I was 19 when I lost my foster mother she had a heart attack but I know that feeling when you lose somebody you love so much my true sincere condolences to your family she may be gone but will never be forgotten not by me

General Hospital

Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

Share your remembrances of GH’s Elizabeth MacRae via the comment section below.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

Share your thoughts on this developing story as the LAPD tries to seek justice for the death of Johnny Wactor via the comment section below.

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