And if you’re like me, then the piece of you who faked sick from school to watch One Life to Live died too.
Philly.com says that Agnes Nixon, who gifted the world with the legendary soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children, has gone off to heaven where I’m sure a Greek chorus in white robes are waiting to greet her. Agnes died at her home in Pennsylvania this morning. TMZ says that she died from complications of Parkinson’s and pneumonia. She was 93.
Agnes started out as a writer on daytime soaps like Search For Tomorrow, Guiding Light and Another World. In 1968, Agnes’ first creation and my mom’s favorite soap of all-time One Life to Live was born on ABC and went on for more than 43 years. After One Life to Live took daytime BY STORM, the network gave the greenlight for All My Children, which came out in 1970 and aired for around 41 years. Agnes also helped to create Loving and The City. The Daytime Emmy Awards gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
Agnes’ son also told TMZ that she just finished writing her memoirs My Life to Live last week.
La Lucci, who played one of Agnes’ favorite characters, posted this note on Instagram:
Rest in peace, Agnes. Thank you for original HSOTD Dorian Lord, Erica Kane, Viki Lord Buchanan, Tina Lord #1, etc…