Soap actress Marnie Schulenburg, who chronicled her journey from new mom to cancer patient, has died after battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, according to her rep.
she is 37 years old
Schulenberg’s agent, Kyle Luke, told CNN that Schulenberg, who played Alison Stewart in “A World Turning” and Joe Sullivan in “Life Again,” Died on Tuesday.
Schulenburg and her husband, “The Successor” actor Zack Robidas welcomed their daughter Korda two years ago. In December 2020, Schulenburg wrote about her diagnosis of the soap opera website.
“On the eve of my 36th birthday, I didn’t find a place to put multiple bloody marys (my birthdays were always bloody marys, boats and lobsters in no particular order), I had the same problem over and over and I suddenly Think: “How does one celebrate a birthday with a newborn in the midst of a global pandemic, while receiving a diagnosis of metastatic, stage IV, triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer? ‘ she wrote.
Schulenberg, a former gymnast who grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, told the Morning Telegraph in 2012 that after her brother Gus, a published playwright, made her a DeSales After college’s alma mater, her plans to go to Boston fell through. Taken to where she fell on campus.
There she met Robidas when she was the campus leader, and she also found another kind of love at the school.
Schulenburg started acting in high school and landed a role in World Turning when he graduated in 2006. In 2013, she appeared in the network reboot of One Life to Life.
Schulenburg, who was supposed to celebrate her 38th birthday on Saturday, has also performed on Broadway, appeared on TV series including “Blue Blood” and most recently in Showtime’s “City on a Hill.”
Earlier this month, she shared her battle with cancer on social media, writing in a Mother’s Day post on her verified Instagram account that she had returned home from the hospital on oxygen.
“Being a 38-year-old mum who only needs an oxygen tank to survive is not my ideal. I want to be strong and beautiful for her,” she wrote in the caption of a series of photos showing her daughter and her own mother Candice. “I wanted to show her how to travel through the world with compassion, strength, energy, humor and joy, just like my mom showed me.”