Soap opera star Robyn Griggs dead at 49

The Washington Examiner reports that actress Robyn Griggs has died at the age of 49. 

Griggs’s death was announced on her Facebook page Saturday.

“With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing,” the post reads. “However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories.”

The cause of death

It is being reported that Griggs’s death is the result of cervical cancer.

Griggs was originally diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2020. Last month, she revealed that her doctors had found four new tumors.

On Thursday, Griggs’s family posted an update on her Facebook page:

It is with deep sadness that we share the news from Robyn’s Father that Robyn will enter hospice care today or tomorrow. She has fought with determination, strength, and grace that is nothing short of inspirational. Please continue keep Robyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

A few days later, it was reported that Griggs had passed away.

Remembering Griggs

Griggs, who in recent years has been going by the name Robyn Griggs Wiley, is probably best known for her roles on the soap operas Another World and One Life to Live. But, her acting career began in the 1980s in children’s theater productions. Then, she appeared on Nickelodeon’s Rated K. 

It was in the 1990s that Griggs turned to soap operas. While she only acted in One Life to Live for a short period – six episodes – she remained with Another World for two seasons after joining in 1993. There, she played the role of Maggie Cory.

Following her soap opera roles, Griggs took a number of years off from acting. But, she did make a return, taking roles in independent horror films through 2015, including Severe Injuries (2003), Dead Clowns (2004), The Absence of Light (2006), and Hellweek (2010).

Just last year, Griggs participated in an interview in which she talked about how she coped with her cancer battle.

“I love to laugh — that’s my way of coping, and so I made sure to find something funny to think about,” she said. “Depression is a terrible thing and I definitely have moments of that, but I remember … I’m still here.”

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