Robyn Griggs, known for his roles in soap operas Another world and A life to live, has died. She was 49 years old.
The actress’ passing was announced on her Facebook page on Saturday. She has been battling cervical cancer and has been public about her health struggles on social media, with Griggs posting last month that she had been diagnosed with four new tumours.
Griggs debuts as Stephanie Hobart on A life to live in April 1991 and appeared in six episodes. In 1993, she began as Maggie Cory on Another World, a part she played for two years.
Born on April 30, 1973, in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, she began acting in children’s theater productions before appearing on Nickelodeon’s Rated CZKa program that ran from 1986-88 and introduced young people to film reviews.
After his soap roles, Griggs has starred in genre films such as Serious injury (2003), Dead clowns (2004), Absence of light (2006) and Hell Week (2010).
“I think acting on the soap taught me a lot of discipline,” she said in a 2021 interview with Call me Adam. “I feel that helped me realize that I could give any role, as long as I took the time to understand that particular character.”
Griggs was diagnosed with stage 4 endometrial adenocarcinoma in 2020, and she was admitted to hospice just days before her death, according to her Facebook page. “I love to laugh – it’s my way of coping, and so I definitely find something hilarious to think about,” she said in an interview last year about battling cancer in the colon. Translate. “Depression is a terrible thing and I certainly have moments like that, but I remember… I am still here.”