More heartbreaking news for One Life to Live fans and colleagues of Tony Award-winning actress and Llanview favorite, Patricia Elliott.
Elliott who portrayed Renee Divine Buchanan on the ABC soap opera for over 23 years from 1988-2011, passsed away on Sunday at Age 77 from cancer. According to her niece, Sally Fay, the actress died at her home in Manhattan.
As Renee, Elliott for decades shared much on-screen time and an on-screen romance with Asa Buchanan, played by the iconic and late Phil Carey.
Patricia won a Tony for her Broadway debut as Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and won the Tony for best featured actress in 1973. She also starred on Broadway opposite David Bowie in The Elephant Man, to name just a few of her stage credits.
One Life to Live’s former head writer, Ron Carlivati took to Twitter this afternoon and said on Elliott’s passing: “So sad to hear Patricia Elliott has passed away. Such an honor to have written for Renee on
#OLTL. She was divine!”
Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair OLTL and Ex-Eve DAYS) also took to Twitter upon learning of Patricia’s death: ” So sadden to hear the passing of the glorious Patricia Elliott! Such an earth angel. An amazing person!”
We will continue to update our coverage on the death of Patricia Elliott as former One Life co-stars share their thoughts on her passing. Now share your sentiments on the loss of this beloved star from stage and the soaps in the comment section below!