Nathaniel Marston Dies Following Car Crash: A Look Back At His Life

Nathaniel Marston, a star of One Life to Live, died on November 10, 2015. He was 40-years-old and is survived by his mother, his wife of nine years, his stepfather, and his siblings.

Taking a look back on his career, Marston played a series of roles on daytime television. His most recent full-time part was the role of Dr. Michael McBain on One Life To Live. This role came after an uprising from fans when the show killed off his beloved character, Alonzo “Al” Holden. Altogether, his stint on the soap opera lasted from December, 2001 to November, 2007.

Marston signs autographs May, 2003 Marston at the taping of Soap Opera Television show in May, 2003 (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Before OLTL, Marston played Eddie Silva on As the World Turns from March, 1998 to January, 2000. The role garnered a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Male Newcomer. Marston also played in several major films; The Paw, Ordinary Sinner, Ciao America, The Craft, and Love is All There Is, along with a made-for-television movie, Monday Night Mayhem.

Nathaniel Marston offered a personal note to the fans on his official website before his death.

“Thank you for taking a moment to visit my official website and for your interest in me and my career. I want to acknowledge all the fans who continue to support me in so many ways. Whether you’re new to my work or you’ve been following my career for years, the positive energy which you all send my way means a lot to me. Once again, thanks for being such an awesome group of people.”

Born on July 9, 1975, Nathaniel lived with his mom all over the United States before settling down in Los Angeles. He graduated from Beverly Hills High.

In the manner of Ms. Lana Turner, Mr. Marston was discovered by an agent of the famous William Morris agency. He appeared in multiple commercials and was cast in a film alongside Angelina Jolie. Appearing as a regular on Educating Matt Waters and filming The Craft kept him busy until landing the role of Eddie on As the World Turns.

After leaving soap operas, he guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit in 2008 and White Collar in 2010.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Nathaniel Marston was involved in a single-car accident near Reno, Nevada, on Oct. 30. The truck he was driving flipped multiple times, ejecting him from the vehicle. No other vehicles were involved and it is speculated that he could have fallen asleep behind the wheel. According to officials, there were no drugs or alcohol involved according to the investigation.

Marston’s mother released a statement on Facebook on November 11, 2015.

“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. Had Nathanial 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 never have been able to tolerate. By Gods love and mercy Nathanial was spared a living hell and has traveled to be with God. 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.”

Nathanial at a Broadway play
Nathaniel and Dick Latessa celebrate a friends role in the Broadway play, "Hairspray" (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

A YouTube clip offers a look back over the last few years of the life of this talented young man, who died years before his time.

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