G. McConway
July 11, 2023

Legendary Soap Opera Actress Dead at 66

One of the most recognizable names in the soap opera world died this week.

Andrea Evans, who made her bones playing Tina Lord on "One Life to Live," has passed away, reported Today.

She was only 66 years old.

Shock Ending

Evans was a mainstay on the daytime TV circuit for decades.

She appeared in 19 episodes of "The Young and the Restless" as Tawny Moore and Patty Williams Abbott. She also appeared in 152 episodes of "The Bold and Beautiful" as Tawny Moore.

The show for which she was celebrated, however, was "One Life to Live," where she was nominated for a daytime Emmy and played Tina Lord for 136 episodes.

Another daytime show where she racked up the credits was "Passions," playing Rebecca Hotchkiss for 627 episodes.

Evans' daytime career ended in 2011, and while she continued to make sporadic appearances on TV shows, her career had pretty much stalled out until she landed the role of Patty Walker in "The Bay," which aired from 2017 to 2020.

Evans passed away from complications due to cancer, with past cast members rushing to social media to pay tribute.

Frank Valentini, the former executive producer of One Life to Live and current EP of General Hospital, stated, "I am so sorry to learn of Andrea Evans' passing. Andrea was already a huge star when my career began at OLTL," reported People.

He continued: "She was always kind, gracious, and so fun to work with. A daytime legend who will be missed very much. My sympathies to her friends and family."

"Passions" co-star Eric Martsolf added, "We lost Andrea Evans. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes when she smiled, which was seemingly all the time. Rest in peace Andrea, and thank you for all you gave."

Evans is survived by her husband Stephen Rodriguez and her daughter, Kylie.

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