Many daytime TV followers and Hollywood A-listers are mourning the lack of actress Andrea Evans, who died at age 66, her former supervisor Don Carroll confirmed to PEOPLE and several other retailers on Jul. 10. The late One Life To Reside star’s present supervisor, Nick Leicht, additionally launched a press release to PEOPLE in mild of her passing. “I’ve been working with Andrea for the previous 7 years. She was such an incredible expertise and an absolute pleasure to work with,” he mentioned. Andrea died after a battle with breast most cancers at her house in Pasadena, California, on Jul. 9.
The late cleaning soap star was extensively identified for her position as Tina Lord on One Life to Reside. Andrea can also be remembered for her position as Patty Williams on The Younger and the Stressed. Throughout her lengthy profession, Andrea was nominated for 2 Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on DeVanity and her work on OLTL, per her IMDb page. Different notable reveals and movies she labored on embrace The Daring and the Stunning, Passions, and plenty of extra.
One of many very first individuals to react to her passing was Frank Valentini, who was the previous govt producer of OLTL and is the present EP of Basic Hospital. Upon listening to the information, the EP took to Twitter to share a somber message about Andrea’s dying, together with throwback photo of her days on the present. “I’m so sorry to be taught of Andrea Evans’ passing. Andrea was already an enormous star when my profession started at OLTL. She was at all times sort, gracious, and so enjoyable to work with,” his tweet started. “A daytime legend who can be missed very a lot. My sympathies to her family and friends.”
Andrea took a step again from OLTL within the Nineties and exited the present “abruptly,” per PEOPLE. Throughout a 2008 chat with the magazine, the late 66-year-old revealed that her exit was as a consequence of a scary expertise with a stalker. “It’s perpetually modified me,” she mentioned on the time. “There’s no method it couldn’t.” Andrea later appeared in just a few films together with A Low Down Soiled Disgrace, Ice Cream Man and Hit Listing. A few of her notable co-stars embrace cleaning soap legend Erika Slezak, Charlie’s Angels alum Jaclyn Smith, DeVanity alum Katie Caprio, and others.
Basic Hospital alum Nancy Lee Grahn, 67, was one other pal of Andrea’s who took to Twitter on Jul. 10 to react to the somber information. “I’m so sorry to listen to about Andrea Evans. Kim Zimmer, Andrea and I got here to NYC through Chicago per ABC Daytime Tv again within the day collectively. Beautiful girl,” she penned. “Donated to Most cancers basis immediately. We’ve obtained to fund the hell out these orgs to allow them to kill most cancers and never our associates.”
The late TV starlet is survived by her second husband, Stephen Rodriguez, and their daughter, Kylie, 19. Andrea married Stephen in 1998, about 15 years following her divorce from singer Wayne Massey, 76. The 76-year-old and Andrea have been married from 1981 to 1983. The late mother-of-one most just lately took to Instagram in Might 2022 to gush over her daughter who had simply graduated highschool. “And this occurred yesterday. My child is all grown up. So proud #classof2022,” Andrew gushed in the photo‘s caption.