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Plans Revealed! How ATWT will deal with the death of Nancy Hughes!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The big question on long time viewers of As the World Turns minds for months has been, “How on earth is the show going to deal with the passing of Helen Wagner, as matriarch of the Huges Family, Nancy, before the shows goes off the air in September?”  Now it is revealed that ATWT will have Nancy quietly pass away on the August 30th episode. The soap will then pay tribute to both actress and character with a full farewell episode August 31. 

In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, As the World Turns, EP, Chris Goutman revealed, “We decided not to go the traditional route in paying tribute to Nancy because she made it clear she didn’t want anything fancy done. Instead, we pick up right after the ceremony with all the characters feeling like they need to do more for her. Casey takes the lead and challenges everyone to come up with a special way to honor Nancy, and that becomes our farewell episode. Life and love and death and imminent loss will all be colliding at once but that’s always been our town. It’s the kind of storytelling ATWT does best.”

What Goutman is referring to in that final statement is that Alison and Casey are about to announce they are engaged, and Chris Hughes wants to tell his family of his lethal heart condition, and then pow! Nancy is found dead by Bob! Hankies!

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Rob
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Rob

Love it.

So sad this show is ending when it hasnt been better in years…..

md1347
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md1347

Actually, I was thinking the opposite. I haven’t been watching because It’s boring.

Looks like Nuke will be one of the only supercouples that will not be together in the end. Where’s Noah? It’s been a month now that he hasn’t been on. They are pimping Reid at the expense of reuniting Nuke and I think that sucks.

Rob
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Rob

I dont know, I think Reid brought a spark to Luke that Noah never did, Luke spent too much tiome trying to please and help Noah while I feel that Reid brings out a more mature Luke.

Either way its sad the show is ending.

silvana
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silvana

I want Luke & Noah happy !!!!
Nuke,Nuke………………

cathy
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cathy

Thats going to be a very sad episode of Nancy death but at least they are giving her a tribute she deserves it.

But can’t believe again casey and allison are engaged that sucks.
Chris with his hear problem i hope he his okay.

The whole noah,luke,reid traingle never really happen its all about reid and luke falling in love.So me being a reid and luke fan i hope they end of together.

Its pretty sad that writers really screwed up with noah they just push jake to the side.

semaj
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semaj

can’t wait for dusty and janet to reunion i love dusty and janet together dusty and janet endgame

patrick
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patrick

Inexcusable if ATWT doesn’t bring back Pat Bruder and Rosemary Prinz for Nancy’s funeral.

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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