Just days after her family announced that Robyn Griggs had entered hospice care, the actress has sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 49. “With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing,” read an August 13 post shared on her Facebook page as well as by her publicist, Lisa Rodrigo, on Instagram. “However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories.”
A native of Pennsylvania, Griggs was a child actor who appeared as Molly in the Broadway production of Annie, and later played the orphaned title character in off-Broadway shows when she was just 13 years old. She made her daytime debut on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Stephanie Hobarton in 1991 but is best remembered for her 1993-’95 run as ANOTHER WORLD’s Maggie Cory. During her time on soaps, Griggs earned a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for her work on OLTL and was an Outstanding Scene Stealer contender at the 1994 Soap Opera Digest Awards for her performances on AW.
Married to golf pro Mark Wiley since 2013, Griggs was diagnosed in the fall of 2020 with stage four endocervical adeno, a type of cervical cancer that is usually terminal, after a routine pap smear. After undergoing surgery to remove the cancer, Griggs spent the following year doing interviews and making personal appearances to tell her story and raise awareness. Unfortunately, Griggs shared just last month that recent tests had found four new tumors and she was again beginning chemotherapy treatments. Sadly, Griggs lost her battle but fought it with determination and grace.
“I will never forget how open she was to telling her story and accepting of me helping her tell it,” Rodrigo continued. “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.”
Please join us in sending our condolences to Griggs’ husband as well as the rest of her family and friends during this difficult time.