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One Life to Live's Nathaniel Marston Dead at 40, Following Car Accident

TVLine logo TVLine 11/12/2015 Michael Ausiello

Nathaniel Marston, best known for his six-year run as Michael McBain on One Life to Live, died Wednesday of injuries sustained in a late-October car accident. He was 40.

His mother, Elizabeth, confirmed her son’s passing in a Facebook post Wednesday evening. “It is with a heavy heart that I share this devastating news,” she wrote. “My beloved and cherished son… who was putting up the good fight until last night was not able to continue due to the traumatic and devastating nature of his injuries. Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms.”

Marston had been in critical condition following the accident, which took place near Reno, Nevada and left him with a broken neck and back. “Had Nathaniel lived he would have required a ventilator and would never have been able to utter one more word and would have been sentenced to life as a quadriplegic — a condition that Nate would have never have been able to tolerate,” Elizabeth added. “By Gods love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell.”

In addition to OLTL, Marston appeared in episodes of Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Castle and White Collar.

A number of Marston’s former co-stars took to social media to remember the late actor, including his OLTL brother Michael Easton, who in a Facebook post evoked Jimi Hendrix’s “The Story of Life,” saying, “The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye. Until we meet again.”


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