Soap opera actress Marnie Schulenburg is dead after losing her battle with stage four metastatic breast cancer. she was 37
She died Tuesday at a hospital in Bloomfield, New Jersey, her representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
Schulenburg is best known for her roles as Alison Stewart on CBS’ As the World Turns and as Jo Sullivan on the reboot of One Life to Live.
She has also guest-starred on primetime shows such as Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, and The Good Fight. Most recently, she played the recurring role of Maggie Caysen on the Showtime drama City on a Hill.
She was discharged from the hospital on Mother’s Day to spend time with her family, SheKnows Soaps reported. Schulenburg is survived by their 2-year-old daughter, Coda, who she shares with her husband, “Succession” actor Zack Robidas.
“Please don’t say that Marnie lost her battle with cancer. It’s just not true. I’ve watched her kick cancer’s ass every day since she was diagnosed,” Robidas reportedly said in a Facebook post, according to Variety. “She is unbelievable. We decided to attack her diagnosis with blind optimism. We just talked about the future and kept moving forward. I don’t know if that was right, but it was all we knew.”
“I know I’m here [Coda] is the best gift I can give her,” she wrote on Facebook recently, according to SheKnows Soaps’ report. “But right now it feels like I’m settling down as she’s getting a half-life version of me. My mom was 100 percent there for me every day growing up, or at least it seemed so. I want to give Coda the same, but I have to be kind to myself and remember that nothing lasts.”
The Massachusetts native was diagnosed five months after her daughter was born in December 2019, according to the reporter.