One Life to Live Star Nathaniel Marston Dies at Age 40 Following Car Crash

Nathaniel Marston has passed away at the age of 40
Nathaniel Marston has passed away at the age of 40 Brian Putnam/FilmMagic

So sad. One Life to Live star Nathaniel Marston has died at the age of 40, after a horrific car crash on Oct. 30 which left him in critical condition.

The soap star suffered a broken neck, shoulder, ribs, five vertebrae, and other internal injuries when he was involved in a car crash which landed him in intensive care last month.

And last night, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, his mother, Elizabeth Jackson, made the devastating announcement that despite fighting for his life for almost two weeks, her son had passed away.

"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 on Facebook. "Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms," she added.

According to Entertainment Tonight, a preliminary police investigation suggests Marston's accident occurred when he fell asleep at the wheel.

"The vehicle drifted into the opposite lane and it is believed that when Marston awoke he over-corrected, causing his pickup truck to flip several times," a police statement obtained by the outlet states.

Marston, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle through the windshield. He did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system.

The actor, who played the role of Michael McBain in the soap opera for six years, had surgery on Nov. 4, but there were a series of complications.

"“His injuries, which Dr.’s did their best to heal were not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life,” his grieving mother added in her Facebook post. "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 been able to tolerate."

There will be memorial services held in Marston's honor in New York City, Kauai, Hawaii, and Gerlach, Nev.

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