One Life To Live Star Nathaniel Marston Dies At 40 After Serious Car Crash

R.I.P.

This is so sad.

One Life to Live‘s Nathaniel Marston has passed away on Wednesday as a result of the injuries he sustained from a serious car crash late last month.

He was 40 years old.

The actor was driving in Reno, Nevada when he got into a single-vehicle accident. Police think the soap star had fallen asleep at wheel, which caused his pickup truck to flip multiple times.

His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, took to Facebook to share the devastating news, writing:

“Nathaniel Marston UPDATE: November 11, 2015 – 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.”

This is just so tragic.

On Tuesday, Nathaniel’s team revealed that he was still in critical condition, fighting pneumonia, and struggling with a heart infection and irregular pulse.

Elizabeth explained that he would have been paralyzed if he had survived his injuries, adding:

“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. By Gods love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell and has traveled on to be with God, his cherished Grandmother Mary Jackson, Grandfather John Jackson and my sister his Aunt Nora├óΓé¼┬ª. God is merciful and because of his mercy God ended Nathaniel’s pain and suffering at 3:15 today PST in Reno, NV. Nathaniel now lives with Father God, surrounded with peace, love and light.”

The actor also thanked everyone on social media who had reached out and offered support during this trying time, saying:

“Know that I am deeply grateful for all of you for taking this tragic two week journey with me Nathaniel and our family. Your unfailing support, prayers, love and positive thoughts that you have sent our way, in what has been the worst two weeks of my life, have held all of us up giving us the strength to get through each hellish day.”

His momma said that she’s in the process of planning memorial services, and will provide the public with more details once they become solidified, adding:

“Arrangements will be made for a memorial service in New York City, NY, Kauai, HI and Gerlach, NV. As soon as dates for these services are known they will be posted. Again, thank you for your prayers, your love, your kindness and your friendship which has allowed me and my family to be strong enough to be by my son’s side for these past 12 days. The outpouring of your love came as an unexpected gift and I don’t know how I will repay you for all of your love, prayers and support. Thank you for sharing your love, your experiences with me about how my treasured child, a man who grew into an individual who touched more lives than I ever could have known. XOXOXOXOXOOX”

In addition to being on One Life to Live, Nathaniel has also appeared on shows like Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, Castle, and Blue Bloods.

He leaves behind a wife, Rita Bias.

We can’t imagine what she must be going through. Our hearts go out to anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

[Image via Getty Images.]

Nov 12, 2015 12:29am PST

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