According to TMZ, Nixon died from Parkinson's and pneumonia early Wednesday morning in her home. Nixon had just finished her memoir My Life to Live just days before.
Nixon is an icon in the soap opera world. Both All My Children and One Life to Live aired on ABC and lasted for over 40 seasons each. All My Children aired from 1970 to 2011 while One Life to Live lasted from 1968 to 2012. Nixon also worked on CBS' Guiding Light and Another World.
All My Children's Susan Lucci took to social media to remember the woman who launched her career. "I am devastated to learn that we have lost Agnes. I adored her and admired her--and I am forever grateful to her! May this liveliest and loveliest of women rest in peace," the actress captioned a picture of herself with Nixon.
Robert A. Iger, the chairman and CEO of ABC's parent company the Walt Disney Company, released the following statement:
"It is with a heavy heart I mourn the passing of television pioneer Agnes Nixon, someone I was proud to call a friend. Agnes' impact on daytime television and pop culture is undeniable. She was the first to champion socially relevant topics, and the towns and characters Agnes brought to life leave an indelible imprint on television that will be remembered forever. On behalf of Walt Disney and ABC, I want to extend our deepest condolences to her family."
Nixon was married to Robert Henry Adolphus Nixon until his death in 1996. They had four children together.