‘As the World Turns’ and ‘One Life to Live’ actress Marnie Schulenburg dies at 37

‘As the World Turns’ and ‘One Life to Live’ actress Marnie Schulenburg dies at 37

She was 37 years old.

Schulenburg, who played Alison Stewart in “As the World Turns” and Jo Sullivan in the “One Life to Live” reboot, died Tuesday, her manager Kyle Luker told CNN.

Schulenburg and her husband, “Succession” actor Zack Robidas, welcomed their daughter, Coda, two years ago.

“The day before my 36th birthday, instead of looking for a place to drink several Bloody Marys (my birthdays always involve Bloody Marys, boats and lobster, not in any particular order), I repeated the same question over and over in my head: “How does one celebrate a birthday with a new baby in the midst of a global pandemic while accepting a diagnosis of stage IV, metastatic, borderline triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer?” she said. writing.

A former gymnast, Schulenburg grew up in Barnstable, Mass., and told The Morning Call in 2012 that her plan to go to school in Boston was derailed after her older brother Gus, a published playwright, knocked her out. taken to her alma mater, DeSales University, where she fell in love with the campus.

She also found a different kind of love at school, meeting Robidas there when she served as her guide on campus.

Schulenburg performed in school and landed the role in “As the World Turns” the year she graduated in 2006.

She then appeared on the web reboot of “One Life to Life” in 2013.

Schulenburg, who would have celebrated her 38th birthday on Saturday, has also performed on Broadway and appeared in television series, including “Blue Bloods” and more recently Showtime’s “City on a Hill.”

She shared her battle with cancer on social media, writing on a Mother’s Day post on her verified Instagram account earlier this month that she was discharged from hospital on oxygen.

“It’s not my ideal to be a 38 year old mom who needs a tank of oxygen to survive right now. I want to be strong and beautiful for her,” she wrote in the caption. of a series of photos showing his daughter and his. mother, Candace. “I want to show her how to move through this world with compassion, strength, liveliness, humor and joy as my mother showed me.”

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