Soap Opera Star Dead at 40

Nov 12, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An actor known for his performances on a TV soap opera has died. The mother of Nathaniel Marston announced the death of her son on her Facebook page.

Marston, 40, died Wednesday night. He was best-known for his two runs on the ABC soap “One Life to Live,” playing Al Holden from 2001-2003 and Michael McBain from 2004-2007.

As we reported earlier this month, Marston was placed on life support following a traffic collision Oct. 30 near Reno, Nev. His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, began providing updates on his condition via Facebook soon after the crash.

She posted a message last night in which she wrote:

“Dear family and friends, it is with a heavy heart that I share this devastating news. My beloved and cherished son, Nathaniel Marston, 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. Father William, myself and his second Mommy Lisa, and our dear friend Charlotte were by his bedside, he was not alone. His injuries, which Dr.’s did their best to heal were not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life.”

Marston’s mother also wrote: “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.”

Among his injuries, Marston broke his shoulder and ribs, along with five vertebrae, in the crash, according to media reports.

Marston made a number of appearances on TV series during his career, including guest spots on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Castle.”

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