Soap star Robyn Griggs dies of cancer at 49

Robyn Griggs, who began her television career on Nickelodeon and went on to have roles in One Life to Live and Another World, died Saturday at age 49 from advanced cervical cancer. 

“Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing,” a statement on her Facebook page began. “However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories.”

Her unnamed friend went on to say, “I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

A serious diagnosis

Griggs announced online that she was diagnosed with stage four endocervical adenocarcinoma in 2020.

She shared her health struggles as they progressed.

Just one month ago in July, she posted, “I have 4 new tumors. 2 new tumors on my liver, one on abdominal muscle and large one on right side lymph node.”

A few days before her death, Griggs’ father posted on her Facebook page that she was being placed on hospice.

 “She has fought with determination, strength, and grace that is nothing short of inspirational,” he wrote. “Please continue to keep Robyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”

Her career

Griggs appeared on the Nickelodeon show Rated K from 1986-1988. The show rated other kids’ programming.

She then made her soap opera debut on One Life to Live in 1991 as Stephanie Hobart.

When this recurring role ended, she moved to Another World and played Maggie Corey for two years.

Griggs also appeared in the films Severe InjuriesDead ClownsThe Absence of Light, and Hellweek.

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