Hollywood actress Andrea Evans best known for her amazing performances in the popular ABC soap opera One Life to Live has died. She passed away at the age of 66 on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at her Pasadena, California, home.
According to Deadline, the heartbreaking news of Evans’ death was confirmed by casting director Don Carroll. Continue reading further to find out the cause behind the demise of the beloved actress Andrea Evans.
How did Andrea Evans die?
The two-time Daytime Emmy nominated star Andrea Evans who shot to fame in the 1970s after playing the role of Tina Lord in ABC’s One Life To Live, has died. At the time of her passing, she was 66 years old.
Andrea’s former manager Don Carroll announced the sad news of her demise. He revealed that the soap opera star took her last breaths on Sunday. She passed away after a battle with cancer.
In a statement issued, Evans’ current manager Nick Leicht also confirmed her death. He said, “I’ve been working with Andrea for the past seven years. She was such a tremendous talent and an absolute joy to work with.”
Don told People magazine that Andrea had a close group of friends and she treated all of them like they were family. He told the media outlet, “People often think she must be very like the characters she played on television. In reality, her greatest days were spent with no makeup, her hair in pigtails, and a ballcap on her head at Disneyland with her daughter Kylie.”
Here’s all you need to know about Andrea Evans (including her early life, acting career, and more)
Andrea Evans was an American actress who was born on June 18, 1957, in Aurora, Illinois, United States. During her teen years, she participated in a couple of beauty pageants, and later on, she did some commercials as well as regional theater.
Evans graduated from high school early on and then, she went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the year 1978, she was an extra in Brian De Palma’s movie The Fury.
During the same year, she bagged a part in the miniseries The Awakening Land. Then, she garnered the attention of soap casting director Mary Jo Slater, who asked her to audition for the coveted role of Tina Lord.
Soon after, Andrea was cast as Tina Clayton in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. Then, she starred in the CBS’ The Young and the Restless as Patti Williams from 1983 to 1984. Next year, she returned to One Life to Live and received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1988.
In 2015, Evans was nominated for a second Daytime Emmy for her performance in the web series DeVanity. Her film credits include A Low Down Dirty Shame, Imaginary Friend, Ice Cream Man, and Hit List. Andrea Evans’ survivors include her husband Steve Rodriguez and daughter Kylie.
We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family members of the beloved actress Andrea Evans during this time of difficulty. May her soul rest in peace. Stay in touch with us for the latest updates from the world of show business.