LOS ANGELES (CBSA.com) — Former soap actor Nathaniel Marston has died following a car crash late last month, according to his mother.

Elzabeth Jackson relayed the news to his fans on her Facebook wall explaining that he died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share this devastating news,” she wrote in part. “Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms.”

The crash reportedly occurred near Reno, Nevada on Oct. 30.

The Connecticut-born Marston played Eddie Silva on CBS’s now defunct “As the World Turns” from 1998-2000. He was nominated as Best Male Newcomer on the Soap Opera [Digest] Awards in 1999.

He went on to star on ABC’s also defunct “One Life to Live” as Al Holden from 2001-2003. After he was let go, the fans clamored for his return and he came back as Michael McBain from 2003-2007.

Marston’s other credits include the film “The Craft,” and TV shows “Castle,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

He was 40.

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