Marnie Schulenburg of As The World Turns has died aged 37

Marnie Schulenburg of As The World Turns has died aged 37

Soap opera star Marnie Schulenburg has died aged 37 after a two-year battle with cancer.

The TV star died Tuesday at a hospital in Bloomfield, New Jersey, of stage four metastatic breast cancer, his rep Kyle Luker at Industry Entertainment told The Hollywood Reporter.

She was best known for her work on popular soap operas As The World Turns and One Life To Live.

On May 8, Schulenburg celebrated what would become her final Mother’s Day with an emotional Instagram post featuring photos of herself raising her now two-year-old daughter Coda as her health deteriorated.

“It was no guarantee that I was going to be home this Mother’s Day,” she wrote in her caption. “I was released late Friday night but had to be sent home with an oxygen machine.”

Tragic: Soap star Marnie Schulenburg has died aged 38 after a two-year battle with cancer;  seen here with husband Zack Robidas in 2010

Tragic: Soap star Marnie Schulenburg has died aged 38 after a two-year battle with cancer; seen here with husband Zack Robidas in 2010

Last post: On May 8, she revealed that she had been discharged from the hospital with an oxygen machine to spend Mother's Day with her daughter Coda

Last post: On May 8, she revealed that she had been discharged from the hospital with an oxygen machine to spend Mother’s Day with her daughter Coda

“It’s not my ideal to be a 38-year-old mum who needs a tank of oxygen to survive right now,” she continued, even though she would die days before her 38th birthday. May 21. ‘I want to be strong and beautiful for her. I want to show her how to move through this world with compassion, strength, liveliness, humor and joy as my Mother showed me.’

Schulenburg also had starring roles on the primetime shows Blue Bloods, Army Wives, Royal Pains, Divorce, and The Good Fight.

This year she starred as Maggie Caysen in the Showtime drama City On A Hill.

The star is survived by her husband, actor Zack Robidas, who is best known for his work in Succession and Sorry for Your Loss, and their daughter Coda. They married in 2013 and had a daughter, Coda, in 2019.

Heartbreaking: Schulenburg's Mother's Day post featured photos of herself raising daughter Coda, now two, as her health deteriorated

Heartbreaking: Schulenburg’s Mother’s Day post featured photos of herself raising daughter Coda, now two, as her health deteriorated

A soap opera staple: Here, Schulenburg is seen in character on the show As The World Turns

A soap opera staple: Here, Schulenburg is seen in character on the show As The World Turns

On May 8 this year, she addressed her health issues on Instagram. It was the second anniversary of his diagnosis.

“On May 8, 2020, I found out I had breast cancer and really thought my life was over. Two years later, I’m still here and my chances of staying with her are increasing every month that pass,” the star wrote.

‘So here’s to remembering that nothing is permanent. To absorb imperfections and that the best thing you can do for your child is to make them feel loved, safe and supported, just like my mother did for me.

“Screw on the oxygen mask, just remember how to breathe.” In the image, she was seen with her mother as well as her child Coda, two.

Marnie was diagnosed with breast cancer just five months after giving birth to Coda in December 2019. On Mother’s Day, she was able to celebrate with her family.

I know me being here for [Coda] is the best gift I can give her,” she wrote, “but right now I feel like I’m settling in as she receives a half-life version of me.

Sad look back: And she also said in her May 8 post: ‘Two years later I’m still here and my chances of staying with her are getting better with each passing month’

“My mom showed up 100% all day every day for me growing up, or so it seemed. I want to give the same to Coda, but I have to be kind to myself and remember that nothing is permanent.

Marnie was born and raised in Massachusetts.

She attended Barnstable High School, then moved on to DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Marnie graduated in 2006 with a degree in theater.

Last year: In October 2021, she posed bald and said:

Last year: In October 2021, she posed bald and said, “I’ve been a lot less active this month than breast cancer awareness and I think it’s because I was looking for a reason to which this incurable and cruel disease was inflicted on my family and me last year’

She began her acting career with productions during the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

In 2007, Marnie made her daytime television debut in The Young And The Restless as Stewart after the character appeared on the online show Digital Daytime: LA Diaries, which also starred Adrienne Frantz, l actress behind the character of Amber Moore.

Following this, she reprized the character on As the World Turns until the soap opera was canceled in 2010, the same year she earned a Daytime Emmy nod before moving on to One Life to Live as Sullivan.

She returned to the show when it was made into a Hulu and iTunes series in 2013.

Support System: Here she is seen on the far left with three of her close friends

Support System: Here she is seen on the far left with three of her close friends

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