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109 November 11th, 2015 Former One Life to Live Star Nathaniel Marston Has Passed Away

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In the most heartbreaking report we have written at On-Air On-Soaps, former One Life to Live star Nathaniel Marston died late Wednesday afternoon after valiantly trying to survive from injuries and complications sustained during his horrific car accident on October 30th in Nevada.

Nathaniel’s last prognosis was not good and doctors said that he would most likely live out the rest of his life as a quadriplegic.  Now, Nathaniel instead is in heaven.  Martston’s mother, Elizabeth Jackson, who has continued to post updates since her 40-year-old son’s tragic accident, broke the news of her son’s passing on her facebook page.

Jackson, in her grief and sorrow expressed, and related the news on Nathaniel’s 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”

Please share your condolences, memories, and thoughts in the comment section below as the soap world and Nathaniel’s family, friends, and colleagues cope with this tragic turn of events.

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  1. Ces says:

    Oh, how sad. Im so sorry to hear this. Very sad.

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    Darlene replied

    I am so. Sorry for your loss.and he was. A great actor

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    Michelle replied

    So sorry for your loss. May he RIP . Was a great actor. Miss the show dearly.. But just think of it. Now you’ll have a wonderful Angel looking down on you and taking care of you . I guess God needed him up there more then he was needed here. All yhe good ones are gone too soon.. RIP Now you are not suffering.. <3 Xxx Ooo

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    Alexis replied

    My heart and blessings goes out to you, and the rest of Nates family and friends. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him on OLTL. He and Marcie were a fun couple, a strong couple that his fans loved to watch.
    I am glad that God was merciful. He has brought your son home to a place he can live peacefully.

    Blessings!

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    linda miller cavallucci replied

    I am so sorry for your loss ,Nathaniel,was a great and handsome actor, just remenber no one can take away the great memories ,you hold close to your heart,he is painfree,and in a better place ,prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow ,may he R.I.P. …

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    NancyJane replied

    May he rest in peace now and he was a wonderful actor.

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  2. David Isner says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Nathaniel was one of my favorite actors in daytime starting with as the world turns then on my favorite soap “One Life To Live” . May he always rest in peace. Godspeed Nathaniel.

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  3. Eleanor says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends. May he rest in peace.

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  4. dina says:

    so saddened by the news of Nathaniel’s passing. I met him twice at One Life to Love events. He had such a beautiful soul. Glad he is no longer in pain and i offer my deepest condolences to his family friends and colleagues. May the memories of his life give you light and comfort in these dark days of grief. ❤

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  5. Bunny James says:

    rest in peace Nate. you will be missed and remembered always. praying for his beloved mother and family and friends.

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  6. Mary SF says:

    The length of the day does not diminish the light— condolences to his friends and family over this tragic loss.

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  7. Shelley Denman says:

    That was the saddest FaceBook post I have ever read. His mother showed so much grace and compassion sharing her grief with his fans. She could have just as easily told very one to leave the family alone but she continued to update everyone daily.

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  8. Patrick says:

    he

    “…would never have been able to utter one more word and would have been sentenced to life as a quadriplegic ”

    this would… have been; HeartBROKEN

    the pain and loss is not any less

    Thank you God for taking my child

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  9. Brenda Koehler says:

    I am so so so sorry,He will be missed.

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  10. Cathy Fink says:

    I am sooo very sorry to hear of Nate’s passing. There is no greater loss than the loss of a child. I’m not surprised he passed with all of his critical injuries. But I really had hope for his healing. God rest his soul!!

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  11. Harry says:

    OH. I don’t have the words. He was a sweet, beautiful and talented actor.
    This is unspeakable sad.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, unspeakably said. I loved watching him on OLTL.

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  12. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Sad…my condoloscences to the family…always liked his character with Marci!

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    Harry replied

    Right, Jim. I loved his relationship with his big brother, John McBain.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I forgot he was Johns brother…miss those wonderful OLTL years!

  13. Jeffrey says:

    I just been speechless to heard or read from this website.
    My heart goes to his entire family gave grief and sorrow.

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  14. Juliet says:

    I loved him on OLTO when he was Marci Husband. Recently he was on Blue Bloods. I am so sorry for your loss. God has a plan for each of us. He isn’t suffering. Rest in peace.

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    Jeffrey replied

    I didn’t know Nathan was on my favorite show Blue blood ..which episode I can lookup on wiki.org..
    Thank u for let me know. I heard that he was good actor just like Paul Walker played on young and the Restless

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  15. Llanviewer717 says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this news. Thank you Nathaniel for sharing your beautiful talent with us. May God grant you peace and peace and strength to your entire family.

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  16. Linda Bykovets says:

    Sooooo sorry for your loss.

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  17. kim says:

    Rest in peace u r now with gid condolences the Marston family

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  18. Beth says:

    I can’t begin to express how sorry I am to hear this. It’s incredibly sad news. I’ll always remember Nathaniel from OLTL. Some actors don’t get a chance to play one memorable character, but Nathaniel played two different ones. God bless him and his loved ones at this difficult time.

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  19. tsyent says:

    My heartfelt condolences to his family. What a beautiful man.We gained another Angel

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  20. su0000 says:

    Nathaniel is free. His mother never will be free of grief, she needs the prayers.
    Have a blessed journey, Nathaniel ..

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    Fanny replied

    AMEN.

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  21. Marie Heward says:

    So very sad Rest in Peace, hugs and prayers for family and friends

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  22. Tina Turner says:

    I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. I loved him on One Life to Live and his original story line and then when he was a soul in another body. I cried when he died on the show. I am crying again now, but for his real life death. May God comfort the family knowing he is no longer in pain and suffering.

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  23. Patricia says:

    I’m so deeply sorry for your devastating loss, Mrs Jackson. I loved him on OLTL as John McBain’s brother. I know he is in Heaven with God in the Light. You raised a good man and should be proud of that and of him. I will be praying for him and for you. With Love, Trish

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  24. linda townsend says:

    so sorry to hear that he was 1 of my favorites on oltl god bless his family n his oltl family you will be missed

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  25. MissySnow says:

    RIP, Nathaniel. My heart goes out to Nathaniel’s family. What a sad day.

    I loved OLTL’s Marcy and Michael.

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  26. Wendy says:

    he was one of my favorites on OLTL…may he RIP and may his mother find peace

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  27. Eva says:

    I remember him playing Marcie’s love interest, Al. And when OLTL killed off his character, the fans fought to bring him back and they did and in a “Heaven Can Wait” storyline, he became Michael McBain. He will be missed. God bless his mother Elizabeth and give her the strength she needs. RIP

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  28. JJ says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad and traumatic time. I am so sorry that Nathaniel has died!! I loved watching him on OLTL!!

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  29. Elena says:

    From a OLTL fan . Sorry to hear my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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  30. carol says:

    I am sorry for your loss your son was a great actor. He will be missed
    My condolences to his family and friends
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers

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  31. Linda says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  32. marjorie m.brown says:

    So sorry to hear of Nathaniel passing…My thoughts and prayers for Nathaniel’s mother Elizabeth Jackson, family and friends…May God give you strength, love and comfort…Rest in Peace Nathaniel…you will be missed….so, so sad….

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  33. Marie Annika Zeh Ida says:

    Devastating and heartbreaking…this is not the ending we would have written for Nate. The Michael and March storyline was so enchanting and I just adored how he brought Michael to life. It’s strange how you feel you know a character that follow on a soap. The cast of OLTL is so very missed and as a 30 year viewer I lost a family member today. Nate’s mom Elizabeth is so courageous and gracious to keep his family, friends and fans updated on Facebook with daily updates. Where do you gather the strength to do this…she is amazing and can’t imagine what she’s been through. God bless her and the entire family .

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    CATHERINE replied

    SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..I’M SURE THE LORD TOOK HIM IN HIS LOVING ARMS AND TOOK HIM HOME AND MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF…
    SO SAD…

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    CATHERINE replied

    MAY HIS SOUL FOREVER REST IN PEACE, AMEN…

  34. Diane Visage says:

    My deepest condolences to the family,,,, such a talented man,, loved him on OLTL,, always had a wonderful smile on his face,,,,, he will be sadly missed,,,, due to his injuries he is now at peace,,,and making the angels laugh,,,,,,God be with all of his family , friends, and fans.

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  35. Suzanne says:

    Mrs. Jackson
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I can feel your pain in your words. Your son is at peace. My Brother was a year older than me and was in a car accident when he was 20 and he passed away when he was 41. He was a quadriplegic and I got to tell you it was a very very hard life for him. For this reason I know that your son is definitely in peace. He is in a good place. I will pray for you. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  36. Kathy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace dear Nathaniel. To Elizabeth and the rest of his family may you find peace and strength at this devastating time, you are in my prayers.

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  37. Debbie says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Though, I only followed Nathaniel on One Life to Live I was shocked to read of his tragic accident and now saddened to hear of his passing. My heart feels your grief and I pray that your spiritual beliefs will sustain you. God Bless!!

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  38. Dawn D says:

    Very sad but he is now pain free and at peace. Prayers to his mother and family who are dealing with his passing.

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  39. Christine says:

    So sad, prayers going out to his family….RIP

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  40. Wendelyn Sullivan says:

    My Heart broke when I heard the news. He was such an amazing Actor. So gifted. It’s true, in His passing feel like I have lost an extended member of my Family, because Soaps are like Family. So very sorry for His Mom. I loved how She kept His Fans and Friends updated on Nates condition. I was praying so hard that He was going to make it, but God had other plans. So RIP Nathaniel. Gone too soon. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Bless You on your Journey.

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  41. Sherrie Barnett says:

    So sorry for your loss. Nathaniel will be remembered by so many in the soap world for his role as Michael on One Life to Live. My daughter and I used to watch regularly and loved his character. May God bless you and hold you close during these difficult times ahead.

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  42. Katie says:

    So sorry for your lost he will for sure be missed. He was one of my Favorite actors on one life to live. He was the sweetest , amazing and cutest actor made me smile every time he was on. He is and always will be in our hearts. RIP Nathaniel

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  43. Debbie Berg says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family he was talented, I loved him on One live to live

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  44. Debbie K says:

    My heart is breaking for the loss that not only his immediate family will have but also all of the rest of us his adoring fans. May you fly high Nate.

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  45. Sue Steeves says:

    So heartbreaking to hear the news of Nathaniel’s passing. He was a talented actor and I loved seeing him on OLTL. We never know where life will take us so we have to live each day as if it were our last. My heartfelt sympathy to his Mom & family, and his friends. I hope that the outpouring of love for him will help you to heal. He was loved by many. Although he had left this earth I truly believe he is in God’s hands and is no longer suffering from his horrific accident. I pray he is at peace and feeling nothing but love.

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  46. vinman says:

    Rest in everlasting peace,Nathaniel.

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  47. Daneen says:

    Nathaniel’s memory will live on in the legacy of OLTL. Tremendous actor whose talent will be missed. Prayers for the family. God bless.

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  48. Roberta says:

    Nat stood out in the crowd. He had that natural acting talent that shined through especially in his scenes with Kathy Brier. I am glad he is not suffering any more. Condolences to his wonderful family.

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  49. Dorine says:

    So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family God Bless ou All Amen

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  50. Joe says:

    Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear this. No mother should ever have to bury her child. Prayers sent to the entire family.

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  51. Laurie says:

    Damn! This is devastating. He’s only 40. I don’t know what to say.

    Thank you MF for posting these updates on his condition.

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  52. M. Fields says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thankfully he is now pain free. Lean on God’s strong arm for comfort. He will not abandon you. Be blessed.

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  53. Lew S. says:

    God bless his family. Nathaniel is no longer suffering.

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  54. PeaceandBlessings says:

    Nathanial’s mother has shown much faithful dignity and I pray for her. Nathanial and his loss, reminds us of how cherished our daytime actors and the characters they portray were and are; our reaction is a testimony not only to his work, but to the soul of a medium that like this actor, should not be forgotten. I think he would like that. God bless his spirit.

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    PeaceandBlessings replied

    Nathaniel, that is, excuse the spelling error.

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  55. Laurie says:

    Michael this is a very heartfelt and respectful story on Nate – thank you for that. He will be missed. What a sweet and handsome young man.

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  56. mollie says:

    I am so sad to hear that the vibrant Nathanial was hurt so badly, that he would never recover. I was pulling for him 100%. Dear God, bless his family and comfort them with the love they shared all these past years. So very sorry.

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  57. Ruth Bryce says:

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Nathaniel. I loved watching him on OLTL. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He will be missed!

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  58. Ashleigh says:

    How terrible! What a wonderful gracious mama to share her grief with such loveliness and grace. She must be beside herself with grief. Let’s all take a moment to pray for her to get rest and have peace and to be able to sleep and to remember him as her healthy son and not to have to suffer through images of him struggling. That is always one of the hardest parts.

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  59. MBmomof3 says:

    Heartbreaking news. My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son, brother, friend. Nathaniel was so talented and loved by his many fans. As a lifetime fan of OLTL, he was one of my favorites. A life well-lived but cut too short.

    As a mother, my heartfelt blessings for peace and comfort. The pain must be unbearable. Please take comfort in the knowledge that he brought great enjoyment to his many fans. His body of work is proof that his all-too-brief time on this earth was time well-lived. Peace be with you.

    Rest in peace sweet Nathaniel.

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  60. louisa says:

    We all fell in love with Nathaniel Marston because of the way he, as Al and as Michael, loved Marcie. He brought it all to that part. His devotion to her was charming, captivating, and unforgettable. I’m so sorry he had to go so soon. I hope his Mother finds some peace in our words.

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  61. Mary Russell says:

    May Nathaniel Rest In Peace. I truly believed he was going to overcome his injuries. My heart literally broke in two when his brave mother, Elizabeth, broke the news tonight. My heart aches for his family and friends. My prayers go out to them all.

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  62. Mary says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved his character on OLTL and am deeply saddened by this news. May God give you the peace you need and understanding that he is no longer in pain.

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  63. denise m says:

    My condolences to the family and friends of Nat. Nat RIP. Thank you for your time on OLTL.

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  64. teresa says:

    what a tragedy. my heart goes out to a wonderful mother and to all his family and friends.

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  65. Rose says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this news. Just glad he had so much love with him at his earthly end, and love waiting for him beyond.

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  66. Mindy says:

    I’m so deeply saddened at this news of the loss of your son. I watched him on ATWT, he was a wonderful actor and from what I’ve read an amazing person as well. No parent should ever have to endure the pain of losing a child. My prayers are with you (his mother) and his entire family and friends at this difficult time. May his soul be at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.

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  67. Annemarie Gallagher says:

    I am so sorry for your loss..thoughts and prayers for the family and friends..

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  68. Ilia says:

    My condolencesto his family. he will missed gone too soon….R.I.P

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  69. Donna says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Nathaniel’s passing. He was one of my favorite actors on One Live to Live. God bless you and your family and friends, and may He give you peace and comfort.

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  70. elm51 says:

    sending prayers of comfort to his mom, his entire family & to everyone nathaniel touch during his time here on earth – my heart is just so heavy right now – rest in peace my friend………..

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  71. Lin says:

    This is such a horrible tragedy. My thoughts are with his family, especially his mother and all of his friends and loved ones. It’s so very sad. The accident was so horrific. From what I read from his Mom’s writings, Nathaniel would not have wanted to live like that. My heart just goes out to those who knew and loved him.

    He was a very good actor and I enjoyed his time on OLTL.

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  72. Sandy says:

    So heartbroken for Nate’s family and friends.

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  73. kathleen smallwood says:

    my heart and prayers go out to you at this time of need,nathaniel was a great actor and will be missed on the show.Bless you Elizabeth my God heal your pain,

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  74. Jane Levey says:

    Sending my heart felt condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  75. rebecca1 says:

    Completely heartbroken. I’d been reading his mom’s updates on Facebook. Each day we followed his setbacks and hints at progress. His mom’s devastation yet guarded hope made me feel like perhaps the impossible, coming back from such catastrophic injuries, might be possible. So it was with true heavy heart when I recently ad of his passing yesterday.

    I, too, adored him as Al and then Michael McBain on OLTL. Thank you Nathaniel for your wonderful portrayal of characters we loved. I look at your handsome, familiar face and it’s difficult to conceive of
    how quickly a life can be gone. You remain in the hearts and memories of many. RIP.

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  76. Jamesj75 says:

    The sadness we all feel over this devastating news is profound. My heart, condolences, and prayers go out to Elizabeth Jackson and the family and friends of Nathaniel Marston. There but for the grace of God go I…

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  77. CeeCee says:

    Ms Jackson, Nathaniel is at peace with our Lord, God, in heaven. I wish you find peace on earth and in your heart, forevermore.
    My deepest condolences, CA + 6

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  78. Patricia Sawyer says:

    He faught the good fight but other plans were in store for him. So young .great easy now.You are done suffering and only the ones left behind are dealing with your leaving. Sorry for their loss.

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  79. Mo says:

    Heartbreaking. I wish his mother and family and friends strength.

    I thought he was married, but no mention of his wife in any of his mother’s posts.

    If anything, I hope people will think twice about driving while tired.

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  80. Heather says:

    I have been following his mom’s updates and hoping for a miracle. He was so handsome and by all accounts a beautiful soul. I am so very sorry he didn’t make it.

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  81. jeremy says:

    What a great lost, lots of prayers&to his mom, family friends. You will be missed.. I will always remember you on One Life to Live.. :( RIP Nathaniel

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  82. Heather says:

    I met Nate as Eddie Silva on ATWT. He was so very handsome and so talented. Through his mom’s updates I felt like I got to know him personally and am so sad that he didn’t pull through. He had some tough times; I would have wished a happy ending for him. Love to his family.

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  83. dmr says:

    My heart is heavy today. I have been following the family’s medical updates and my heart bleeds for Nathaniel’s mother. What a tragedy. 40 years old. Wow. My eyes are filled with tears. Thoughts and prayers to his loving family.

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  84. Linda N . says:

    Dear Lord welcome Nathaniel into your heavenly kingdom and wrap your comforting arms around his family. Amen

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  85. James R. Poissant says:

    This is so sad. I always loved watching Nathaniel in anything he did. We lost a great actor but Heaven is gaining a wonderful angel. Rest in peace, Nathaniel.

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  86. Timmm says:

    All these scum buckets who roam this earth and to lose a talented man, a good man, sad, very sad.

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  87. Susan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of your precious son, may the Lord give you comfort in the times ahead…

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  88. mark says:

    I am so sad hearing this, he was so good on As the World Turns. He is like one of my standout memories of that show. Very sad news.

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  89. blake says:

    Prayers to Nathaniel’s mother and family. Don’t feel bad for him, he is with God now and is in peace.

    I liked him ever since the movie The Craft and I liked watching him on One Life To Live in both roles.

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  90. Carol says:

    I didn’t know him because I never watched neither of the soaps he was in, but looking at all the comments I can see he was someone special. Although you may not see him know that he is there in your hearts and watching over you. Please accept my sincere condolences.
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  91. Lynne Ferrier says:

    So sad to hear about Nate’s passing. I really enjoyed his work when he was on OLTL. He will be missed. My heart & Prayers go ut to you & your family. May he RIP

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  92. Jaclie D says:

    Im so sorry for your loss he will sadly be miss I enjoyed watching him on One Life To Live rest in peace God Bless his family

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  93. alanbergca says:

    Nate’s performances on ATWT and One Life to Live made his fans very happy. Blessings to your family.

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  94. gale says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, he was a great actor, loved him on As the World turns,, and I am sure a wonderful son..Such a loss,, but he now walks and talks with the Angels..

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  95. Bruna Patykwich says:

    Rest in Peace Nathanial, watching him on TV with that beautiful smile will be truly missed, To the family, may God give you strength. Treasure the memories and the wonderful times together.

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  96. BeBoppaLula-Vet from the Get says:

    Dear Elizabeth,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As one Mother to another, I deeply feel your grief.
    I never met Nathaniel but he seemed to have such a beautiful spirit. I believe he is walking with the Lord and lighting up heaven with his beautiful smile.
    It is we who are left behind must grieve for and miss those we’ve lost, possibly until we meet with our loved ones once again.
    It is the hardest thing in life for a parent to get through should their child goes on before they do. When I learned of your beloved son’s passing, I listened to a song sung by Michael Jackson called “Gone too Soon”, and the first line especially reminded me of Nathaniel:

    Like A Comet
    Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky
    Gone Too Soon

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

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