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One Life to Live Actor Nathaniel Marston Dies at 40 Following Car Accident

Heartbreaking news

Shelli Weinstein

One Life to Live star Nathaniel Marston has passed away at the age of 40 after being involved in a car accident on Oct. 30. Marston's mother, Elizabeth Jackson, announced the news on Facebook Wednesday evening.

"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," she wrote. "Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms..."

The actor was involved in a car accident in which he was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his car during the crash. Since then, he had been on life-support after sustaining serious injuries to his neck and back.

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"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 God's love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell," Jackson said.

Jackson added that arrangements for memorial services in New York, Hawaii and Nevada will be announced when they are confirmed.

Marston is best known for playing Michael McBain on One Life to Live and has also appeared on As the World Turns.