Nathaniel Marston: Must-Know Facts About His Life And Tragic Death

Nathaniel Marston played the well-known roles of Al Holden and Dr. Michael McBain on ABC’s One Life to Live. He also appeared on As the World Turns as Eddie Silva. Sadly, Nathaniel Marston passed away on November 11, 2015, at the age of 40 as a result of injuries he sustained from a car crash he was involved in on October 30, 2015.

CTV News reports that Nathaniel Marston was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 truck on a state highway close to Nixon, Nevada, when the truck drifted across the lane he was in and flipped over multiple times before landing on the shoulder of the road. Masterson was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle.

There are a number of facts about the life and death of Nathaniel Marston that interest fans across the country and around the world. After all, he played beloved characters on popular soap operas. One fact about his death was divulged to ET in a statement regarding the police investigation of the crash.

“A preliminary investigation has lead [sic] police to believe that Marston was fatigued and fell asleep while driving. 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.”

The announcement made on ET can be viewed here.

Nathaniel Marston’s mother, Elizabeth Jackson, felt it very important that people know her son was not drinking at the time of the crash, something the police confirmed.

“Just spoke to highway patrol and tribal police… In case rumor mill gets going. Nate was sober according to cops. Waiting to speak to Dr. Please pray that Nate does not end up a parapalegic… neck broken and fracuted in neck vertabrea 3,4,5,6, and 7. Shoulder broken along with all ribs. Collapsed lung and pnenoma. Please please pray for him”

When it comes to the life of Nathaniel Marston, it had its ups and downs. He was let go from One Life to Live in 2007 after he involved in a brawl in New York in which he assaulted three people and resisted arrest. The New York Daily News reported that he seemed “crazed on cocaine” at the time of the assault. Since that time, he has had spots on a number of shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, White Collar, Castle, and Blue Bloods. His last acting job was his role in an indie movie called Walk a Mile in My Pradas. This movie was released in 2011. Recently, Nathaniel had been helping his mother with her work at her school and working at a ranch. When Nathaniel passed away, his mother once again took to Facebook to announce 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.”

There was a memorial service for Nathaniel Marston on Sunday, November 15 at Bruno’s Country Club in Gerlach. His remains will be cremated and his ashes spread in Hawaii.

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