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Stars Remember the Late Andrea Evans


The daytime community was crushed by the death of actress Andrea Evans, who passed away on July 9 following a battle with cancer. Although best known for playing bad-girl Tina Lord on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, she also appeared on numerous other soaps including THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS (as Patty Williams), THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL (as Tawny Moore), and PASSIONS (as Gwen Hotchkiss).

Social media was flooded with memories and tributes to the late actress from fans, friends, and former co-stars. Here are just some of them:

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Erika Slezak (Viki, OLTL)

“I am absolutely shocked and devastated by this news and I send love and deepest sympathies to Steve and Kylie — they were her whole life. Andrea and I worked together for so long — on her first day at work, she was living one block away from me and I walked her to work. She was just a child — never been to NYC — so sweet and kind and loving — amazing that she played such a complicated, confused, and selfish character so well. When she and Steve got married and then got Kylie, it seemed her life was finally complete. She was so happy. So very, very sad.”

Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R)

“So very sorry to hear of the passing of Andrea Evans. I loved working with her and such a wonderful person. Prayers to her family.”

Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL)

“This is sad to hear. My memories of Andrea Evans are of a woman who was super smart and energized, a heat-seeking missile. That’s a compliment! You knew when you worked with her, it’d be like going head-to-head with a champion. I admired her daring. I hate the disease that took her.”

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John Loprieno (Cord, OLTL)

“Working with Andrea Evans was one of the highlights of my acting career,” he told People. “From the day that she first welcomed me to the set of OLTL through the final reunion episodes that we shot when the show was ending, Andrea continued to be a generous, blissfully comedic, and insightful scene partner. I think my finest memory of performing with Andrea was not standing in our bathing suits in the Iguazu Falls in Brazil but working on the Banner newspaper office set on rolling chairs in a playfully choreographed love scene that was directed by legend David Pressman. It was one of my earliest appearances on the show. The magic in the room was palpable, and it offered promises of the great fun that was to be created and enjoyed in the years that followed. We will all miss Andrea and her mischievous looks towards camera at the end of the scene.”

Frank Valentini (Executive producer, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

“I am so sorry to learn of Andrea Evans’ passing. Andrea was already a huge star when my career began at OLTL. She was always kind, gracious, and so fun to work with. A daytime legend who will be missed very much. My sympathies to her friends and family.”

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Adrienne Frantz (Amber, B&B/Y&R)

“Heartbroken! Andrea was my TV mom but became my mom! I will miss her beautiful, infectious positivity! I was blessed by this beautiful soul! I hope you are enjoying the Disneyland of the sky! Save a seat for me on Winnie the Pooh! I will forever love you, Mom!”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)

“I’m so sorry to hear about Andrea Evans. Kim Zimmer (Reva, GUIDING LIGHT; Echo, OLTL), Andrea, and I came to NYC via Chicago per ABC Daytime Television back in the day together. Lovely woman. Donated to cancer foundation today. We’ve got to fund the hell out of these organizations so they can kill cancer and not our friends.”

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Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Ethan, PASSIONS)

“We lost Andrea Evans. She was wildly responsible for showing me that working in daytime doesn’t have to feel like work at all. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes when she smiled, which was seemingly all the time. Rest in peace, Andrea, and thank you for all you gave.”

Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL)

“This is heartbreaking news. Andrea was a kind woman, fun to work with, and such a pro. I feel so fortunate that I was able to play with her on OLTL and THE BAY. Sending love to all our soap family and Andrea’s real family. World lost a good one.”

McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan, PASSIONS)

“RIP Andrea Evans! My heart is broken.”

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