Nathaniel Marston, an actor best known for starring on soap operas One Life to Live and As the World Turns, has sadly died. He was 40-years-old.

The late star’s mother, Elizabeth Jackson, confirmed her son’s passing via her Facebook page on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Nathaniel tragically died nearly two weeks after surviving a car accident on Saturday, Oct. 31 that left him in a coma and on life support.

“My beloved and cherished son, Nathaniel Marston, 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,” Jackson wrote.

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Nathaniel in October 2010.

“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,” she continued.

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“Thank you for sharing your love, your experiences with me about how my treasured child, a man who grew into an individual who touched more lives than I ever could have known,” Jackson added.

Our thoughts are with Nathaniel’s family during this difficult time.