US Soap Star Marnie Schulenburg Dies, Aged 37

Marnie Schulenburg Dead: The US soap star has tragically died, aged 37.
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US soap star Marnie Schulenburg has tragically died, aged 37. 

According to CNN, the actress, who played Alison Stewart in As The Worlds Turns and Jo Sullivan in One Life To Live, passed away on May 17 after battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

After hearing the heartbreaking news, hundreds of fans have taken to social media and paid tribute to the mother-of-one.

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Marnie Schulenburg and family.
US soap star Marnie Schulenburg has tragically died, aged 37. Credit: @marnschupip4/Instagram

“Terribly sad news! A beautiful person with the brightest smile has gone far too soon,” one wrote. “Thinking of her young family and all of her family and friends at this sad time. Life is not fair.”

A second said: “My thoughts are with Marnie’s husband, daughter, family and friends during this heartbreaking and devastating time.”

“RIP, she was way too young,” a third penned.

Prior to her death, Schulenburg took to Instagram and shared an emotional post.

The actress wrote: “It wasn’t a guarantee that I was going to be home this Mother’s Day. I got released late Friday night but had to be sent home with an oxygen machine.

“It’s not my ideal to be a 38-year-old mom who needs an oxygen tank to survive right now. I want to be strong and beautiful for her [daughter]. I want to show her how to move throughout this world with compassion, strength, vivacity, humour and joy like my mother showed me.

“I know that me being here for her is the best gift I can give her but right now it feels like settling since she’s getting a half-life version of myself. My mother showed up 100% all day every day for me growing up or at least it seemed that way. I want to give Coda the same but I must be kind to myself and remember that nothing is permanent.”

She continued: “On May 8, 2020, I found out I had breast cancer and truly thought my life was over. Two years later I’m still here and my chances of sticking around her [are] better each month that goes by. So here’s to remembering that nothing is permanent. To soaking up the imperfections and that the best thing you can do for your child is making them feel loved, safe and supported just like my mother did for me.

“Screw the oxygen mask, just remember how to breathe.”

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