The Young and the Restless star Andrea Evans has died at the age of 66.
The news was confirmed by the actor’s current manager Nick Leicht.
“I’ve been working with Andrea for the past seven years. She was such a tremendous talent and an absolute joy to work with,” Leicht told People in a statement.
Evans reportedly died of breast cancer at her home in Pasadena, California on Sunday (9 July).
She was famously known for her characters Patty Williams on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Tina Lord on ABC’s One Life to Live and Rebecca Hotchkiss on NBC/DirecTV’s Passions
Evans was nominated for the Outstanding Ingenue Daytime Emma Award in 1988 for her role in One Life To Live.
The actor, however, abruptly left the show in the 1990s and stayed out of the public eye. It was later revealed that her decision had been influenced by her experience with a stalker.
Her husband Stephen Rodriguez, whom she married in 1998, issued a statement in the wake of her death.
“Andrea was a remarkable individual, cherished by all who knew her,” he said.