Soap star Robyn Griggs, known for her parts in Another World and One Life to Live has died.
The 49-year-old passing was announced on her Facebook page over the weekend.
Robyn had been battling cervical cancer and was open about her fight on social media.
It comes just weeks after she posted a tragic update where she had been diagnosed with four new tumors.
‘She wanted to help people’
In a post on her page, it reads: “Hi everyone, with a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing.
“However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories.
“I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so.
“RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”
Robyn Griggs on how soap acting shaped her craft
Robyn’s first big break came as Stephanie Hobart on One Life to Live back in April 1991. She appeared in six episodes of the show.
Two years later, she featured as Maggie Cory on Another World, where she played the role for two years.
The Pennsylvania native was born in Tunkhannock on April 30 in 1973.
Her start in the showbiz world began with her work in children’s theater productions before she was caste in Nickelodeon’s Rated K. The show ran between 1986 and 1988, and young people would come on and review films.
She is also known for her work in Dead Clowns, Severe Injuries, Hellweek and The Absence of Light.
Last year, she told Call Me Adam how soap acting had helped her with her talent.
She said: “I think acting on the soaps taught me so much discipline.
“I feel it helped me realize that I can give any role a go, as long as I took the time to understand that particular character.”
Robyn Griggs’ cancer fight
The star was diagnosed with stage 4 endocervical adeno cancer back in 2020.
According to her Facebook page, Robyn had entered hospice care in the days before her passing. A post on August 11 reads: “It is with deep sadness that we share the news from Robyn’s Father that Robyn will enter hospice care today or tomorrow.
“She has fought with determination, strength, and grace that is nothing short of inspirational. Please continue keep Robyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
“I love to laugh — that’s my way of coping, and so I made sure to find something funny to think about,” she said, on battling cancer during the pandemic.
“Depression is a terrible thing and I definitely have moments of that, but I remember … I’m still here.”
Tributes pour in for soap star
Tributes from fans across the world have poured in for the star.
One follower wrote: “I am so so sorry to hear this , she was a precious kind wonderful woman prayers for all of her family she fought valiantly to the very end.”
A second added: “This is such a heartbreak to hear. Robyn Griggs was the sweetest. I will miss her. May she rest in peace.”
While a third said: “Robyn touched so many hearts, from the oldest to the youngest.”
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