This is so sad.
Longtime soap opera actress Helen Wagner has passed away at the age of 91.
She's probably most well known for her iconic role on As The World Turns as matriarch Nancy Hughes - a role she originated in the premiere of the show in 1956.
She continued to star on the soap for over 50 years! Her last appearance was at the beginning of April.
So sad. We're sure the show just won't be the same without her.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
[Image via WENN.]