Soap Star Dead At 37

Wikimedia Commons, By Ahmet Yalçınkaya

Daytime Emmy-nominated “As the World Turns” star Marnie Schulenburg died at 37.

The former “One Life To Live” actress died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, just days before her 38th birthday on Saturday. 

Her husband, “Succession” actor Zack Robidas, reportedly confirmed Schuleburg’s passing in a Facebook post. 

“Please don’t say Marnie lost her battle to cancer. It’s simply not true. I watched her kick cancer’s ass everyday since diagnosis,” he announced. “She is incredible. We chose to attack her diagnosis with blind optimism. We only talked about the future and continued moving forward. I don’t know if this was right but it’s all we knew how to do.”

Schulenburg, who was diagnosed with the disease five months after giving birth to her and Robidas’ two-year-old daughter Coda, shared a heartbreaking final social media post on Mother’s Day.

The former “The Young and the Restless” star shared that she had been in the hospital the Friday before the holiday, and was sent home with an oxygen machine to aid her troubled breathing. 

“It’s not my ideal to be a 38 year old Mom who needs an oxygen tank to survive right now. I want to be strong and beautiful for her,” she posted on Instagram. “I want to show her how to move throughout this world with compassion, strength, vivacity, humor and joy like my Mother showed me.”

Schulenburg said that she knew her presence was the “best gift” she could give her daughter, but felt like Coda was getting “a half-life version” of her. The actress noted that she thought her life was over when she was diagnosed in May of 2020, but she was still alive two years later. 

“So here’s to remembering that nothing is permanent,” she added. “To soaking up the imperfections and that the best thing you can do for your child is make them feel loved, safe and supported just like my mother did for me. Screw the oxygen mask, just remember how to breathe.”

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