American soap star Nathaniel Marston, 40, has died following a car accident which had left him in a critical condition.
Nathaniel, who starred in As The World Turns and One Life To Live, passed away in his mother’s arms in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday.
12 days ago the actor was involved in a horrific crash, which left him with a broken and fractured neck, broken shoulder, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung.
His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, confirmed the tragic news of his death on Facebook.”It is with a heavy heart that I share this devastating news,” she wrote.
“My beloved and cherished son… 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.” She continued, “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 God’s 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.”
The actor was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and local highway patrol and tribal said that no drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident. They speculated that the actor may have fallen asleep at the wheel.