The daytime community was heartbroken by the death of Emmy-winning actress Elizabeth Hubbard, especially her friends and former co-stars of AS THE WORLD TURNS where she played the iconic Lucinda Walsh from 1984 until the soap’s final episode in 2010.
The ATWT Twitter account @CBSATWT will be hosting a very special Twitter Space Memorial Event on Sunday, April 16 beginning at 5 p.m. CST for everyone to come together and celebrate the life of the daytime legend.
Many ATWT stars took to social media to share tributes and heartfelt memories of their dear friend and we’ve collected some of them for you here so you can see just how loved this talented actress was and how much she will be missed.
Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose)
“First and foremost I want everyone to know I made sure she was aware of how much everyone loved her. I would share your comments from social media, videos, and your fond memories of her as Lucinda and Althea every time I saw her. She loved the audience and fought like hell to bring truth and honesty to her performances.
On a personal level, there aren’t words to describe how much she meant to me. Only feelings, which override words in so many cases when it comes to love. Our last words together [were] only just a few days ago. I said, ‘Liz, do you know how much you have done for me?’ She said, ‘You can do more.’ Because of what she has done for me over the last 38 years, the strength and fearless nature in how she lived her life, she is right, I can and will do more. She also said to me when I told her how much the fans loved her: ‘I tried.’ She more than tried. She left it all on the screen. I’ll miss her every day but grateful the universe gifted me with such a force of nature, of which the world will not see the likes of again.
Terri Conn (Katie)
“She always fought hard for the truth of her character and the integrity of the story and I was always inspired by that. She was a force and will be greatly missed! God rest her soul.”
Lauren B. Martin (Camille)
“An incredible woman. A mentor, an icon. A vocabulary and a wit, unrivaled. Elizabeth’s style and presence, her love for the craft, was palpable. An angel in heaven now speaks your name. We were all better in her presence. Rest in power, Ms. Hubbard.”
Michael Park (Jack)
“If Liz was involved in a scene I was lucky enough to be in, I could always count on learning a little something and laughing a whole lot. She was a ferocious talent in love with her craft. One of the greats that will certainly be missed.”
Mary Beth Evans (Sierra)
“I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Elizabeth Hubbard for six years on ATWT, where she played my mother. What an amazing powerhouse this woman was… always striving for spontaneity and keeping it real. My favorite times with her were riding in the car from Manhattan to Brooklyn — the stories she would tell were so much fun. Rest in peace, sweet lady.”
Peter Boynton (Tonio)
“Rest in peace, Boss! Working with/for you at Walsh Enterprises was a highlight of my NYC years! Your encouragement and respect meant the world to me. I’m raising a glass to you and feel so lucky to have worked with you in that great ATWT community. On angels wings.
Kin Shriner (Keith)
“I had the great pleasure of spending a year on ATWT and spent time with Elizabeth Hubbard and it was time well spent. A class act!”