Soap star Marnie Schulenburg has died at the age of 37 after a two-year battle with cancer.
The star passed away from stage-four metastatic breast cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
She was best known for her work on the soap operas As The World Turns and One Life To Live.
On May 8, Schulenburg celebrated what would come to be her final Mother’s Day with a moving Instagram post featuring photos of herself raising her daughter Coda, now two, as her health deteriorated.
‘It wasn’t a guarantee that I was going to be home this Mother’s Day,’ she wrote in her caption. ‘I got released late Friday night but had to be sent home with an oxygen machine.’
Tragic: Soap star Marnie Schulenburg has died at the age of 38 after a two-year battle with cancer; seen here with her husband Zack Robidas in 2010
Last post: On May 8, she revealed she was sent home from hospital with an oxygen machine to spend Mother’s Day with her daughter Coda
Schulenburg also had guest starring roles on the prime time shows Blue Bloods, Army Wives, Royal Pains, Divorce and The Good Fight.
This year she had the role of Maggie Caysen on the Showtime drama City On A Hill.
Schulenburg died on Tuesday at a hospital in Bloomfield, New Jersey, her rep Kyle Luker at Industry Entertainment told the site.
The star is survived by her actor husband Zack Robidas, who is best known for his work in Succession and Sorry for Your Loss, and their daughter Coda. They wed in 2013 and welcomed daughter, Coda, in 2019.
On May 8 of this year she addressed her health issues on Instagram. It was the two year anniversary of her diagnosis.
‘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 better each month that goes by,’ wrote the star.
Heartbreaking: Schulenburg’s Mother’s Day post featured photos of herself raising her daughter Coda, now two, as her health deteriorated
A soap opera staple: Here Schulenburg is seen in character on the show As The World Turns
‘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 make them feel loved, safe and supported just like my mother did for me.
‘Screw the oxygen mask, just remember how to breathe.’ In the image she was seen with her mother as well as her child Coda, two.
Marnie was diagnosed with breast cancer only five months after Coda’s birth in December 2019. On Mother’s Day she was able to celebrate with her family.
‘I know that me being here for [Coda] is the best gift I can give her,’ she wrote, ‘but right now, it feels like settling since she’s getting a half-life version of myself.
Sad look back: And she also said in her May 8 post: ‘Two years later I’m still here and my chances of sticking around her better each month that goes by’
‘My mother showed up 100 percent 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.’
Marnie was born and raised in Massachusetts.
She attended Barnstable High School then moved on to DeSales University in Centre Valley, Pennsylvania.
Marnie graduated in 2006 with a degree in theatre.
Last year: In October 2021 she posed bald and said, ‘I’ve been a lot less active this Breast Cancer awareness month than last and I think that’s because I was searching for a reason WHY this incurable and cruel disease was inflicted upon my family and I last year’
She started her acting career with productions during the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
In 2007, Marnie made her debut on daytime television in The Young And The Restless as Stewart following the character’s appearance on the online show Digital Daytime: LA Diaries, which also featured Adrienne Frantz, the actress behind the character Amber Moore.
Following this, she reprised the character in As the World Turns until the soap was cancelled in 2010, the same year she got a Daytime Emmy nod before moving on One Life to Live as Sullivan.
She returned to the show when it was made into a Hulu and iTunes series in 2013.
Support system: Here she is seen far left with three of her close friends