American soap star Nathaniel Marston, 40, has died following a car accident which left him in critical condition.
Nathaniel, who starred in As The World Turns and One Life To Live, passed away in his mother’s arms in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday.
12 days ago the actor was involved in a horrific crash which left him with a broken and fractured neck, broken shoulder, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung.
His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, announced the sad news on Facebook on Wednesday evening, saying his body stopped responding to treatment.
She wrote: “My beloved and cherished son, Nathaniel Marston, who was putting up the good fight until last night, was not able to continue due to the traumatic and devastating nature of his injuries.
“Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms. Father William, myself and his second Mommy Lisa, and our dear friend Charlotte were by his bedside, he was not alone. His injuries, which Drs did their best to heal were not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life.”
She continued: “His injuries, which Dr.’s did their best to heal were not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life. Had Nathaniel lived he would have required a ventilator and would never have been able to utter one more word and would have been sentenced to life as a quadriplegic.
“A condition that Nate would have never have been able to tolerate. By God’s love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell…”
Nathaniel’s mother also thanked everyone for their prayers and support over the last 12 days and said she will let people know when the memorial service will take place.