Former ‘One Life To Live’ and ‘As The World Turns’ soap star Nathaniel Marston has tragically passed away at the age of 40 after a car accident left him hospitalized with devastating injuries.
Soap star Nathaniel Marston died on Nov. 11 after spending nearly two weeks in the hospital following a car accident on Oct. 30, his mother announced. The former One Life To Live star valiantly fought for his life after sustaining traumatic injuries that would have left him a quadriplegic if he had survived. He was only 40 years old.
“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,” his mother, Elizabeth Jackson, announced on Facebook. “Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms.”
She wrote that the doctors did their best to help Nathaniel, but he was “not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life.” If he had lived, his mother said that he would have depended on a ventilator and “would have been sentenced to life as a quadriplegic.”
Nathaniel got into a car accident on Oct. 30 near Reno. “Marston was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle during the course of the crash,” the Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed to ET. He was placed on life support and broke his shoulder, ribs and five vertebrae in the horrific accident.
Nathaniel was best known for his role as Michael McBain on ABC’s One Life To Live. He was on the soap from 2001 to 2007. He also had a role on As The World Turns. After his role on soaps, he guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, Castle and Blue Bloods.
Our thoughts are with Nathaniel’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson