Thursday, November 12, 2015

'One Life to Live' and 'As the World Turns' Star Nathaniel Marston Has Passed Away at Age 40

Nathaniel Marston
Former daytime soap opera star Nathaniel Marston died on Wednesday, November 11 at age 40. The One Life to Live and As the World Turns actor was critically injured in a car crash on October 31.

Martson starred as Eddie Silva on As the World Turns from 1998 to 2000, and earned a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination as Outstanding Male Newcomer. He then played Al Holden and, later, Michael McBain on One Life to Live from 2001 to 2007, earning a second nomination.

His other credits included Blue Bloods, Castle, White Collar, Law & Order: SVU and Matt Waters.

Marston's mother, Elizabeth Jackson, updated family and friends on his status daily for the past two weeks via her Facebook page, following the accident on Halloween night. Below is the message in which she announced his passing.

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. Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms. Father William, myself and his second Mommy Lisa, and our dear friend Charlotte were by his bedside, he was not alone. 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.

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 Gods love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell and has traveled on to be with God, his cherished Grandmother Mary Jackson, Grandfather John Jackson and my sister his Aunt Nora…. God is merciful and because of his mercy God ended Nathaniel’s pain and suffering at 3:15 today PST in Reno, NV. Nathaniel now lives with Father God, surrounded with peace, love and light.

Know that I am deeply grateful for all of you for taking this tragic two week journey with me Nathaniel and our family. Your unfailing support, prayers, love and positive thoughts that you have sent our way, in what has been the worst two weeks of my life, have held all of us up giving us the strength to get through each hellish day.

Arrangements will be made for a memorial service in New York City, NY, Kauai, HI and Gerlach, NV. As soon as dates for these services are known they will be posted. Again, thank you for your prayers, your love, your kindness and your friendship which has allowed me and my family to be strong enough to be by my son's side for these past 12 days. The outpouring of your love came as an unexpected gift and I don't know how I will repay you for all of your love, prayers and support. Thank you for sharing your love, your experiences with me about how my treasured child, a man who grew into an individual who touched more lives than I ever could have known. XOXOXOXOXOOX

We send our heartfelt condolences to Ms. Jackson and Nathaniel's family and friends.


  1. Rest in peace, Nathaniel. Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about Nate's passing. The news sounded grim but Ms. Jackson's message always had a hopeful tone so I was hoping for a miracle. Rest in peace.

  3. RIP Nathaniel...talented young man. His mother's obvious faith and optimism are inspiring. God bless their family.

  4. Aww, I haven't watched soaps in years, but I'll never forget him as Eddie Silva on ATWT. What a shame. RIP


  5. Roger, I love this site for so many reasons. High on the list is that we can be informed, reach out and honor those who give so much to a genre we love. In the past, it would have been weeks/months/years. Thank you for providing this venue and keeping us up to date. RIP Nate.