'Another World' star Robyn Griggs has died aged 49

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Robyn Griggs tragically passed away last weekend after a 2-year battle with cancer, a post on her official Facebook page has confirmed.

The 49-year-old was best known for her daytime soap opera roles in the early 90s, starring as Maggie in Another World and Stephanie in One Life to Live.

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Robyn Griggs had starred in Another World and One Life to Live. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

The former child actress was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in 2020.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Griggs set up a GoFundMe page to help lessen the financial burden of her costly medical treatment. The page's description detailed that she had initially gone to the doctor for a routine papsmear, but that she "walked out with stage 4 endocervical [adenocarcinoma]."

"She went in to have a CT scan and they found masses also on her stomach.  She is going through a tough fight mentally," the description continued.

"She no longer can work and insurance does not cover everything. Her life is changing and we can help her get through this.  Her love for others is keeping her strong.  We thank you all for your support and love."

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Credit: GoFundMe

As well as setting up a GoFundMe page, Griggs was open about her health struggles on social media, often sharing updates to her Facebook page. Her latest major health update was in July, when she wrote that she would be starting chemotherapy after discovering four new tumors - two on her liver, one on her abdominal muscle, and another on one of her lymph nodes.

Griggs' high school classmate shared a status on Facebook after her mother reached out to notify them. The update encourages women to "follow Robyn's advice to get routine checkups and be alert for any indicators of this illness."

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Credit: Facebook

Her death was also announced on the same Facebook page with a short statement which read: "Hi everyone, with a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories."

The statement continued, "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."

Soap opera fans on Twitter also reacted to the sad news of her passing, with one user tweeting: "Ray Liotta, Anne Heche and Robyn Griggs, so much pain, suffering and loss for our beloved #AnotherWorld cast. Sending [heart emoji] to all their families. Enjoyed you all so much through the years."

Our sincere thoughts are with Robyn Griggs' friends and family at this time.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

'Another World' star Robyn Griggs has died aged 49

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Robyn Griggs tragically passed away last weekend after a 2-year battle with cancer, a post on her official Facebook page has confirmed.

The 49-year-old was best known for her daytime soap opera roles in the early 90s, starring as Maggie in Another World and Stephanie in One Life to Live.

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Robyn Griggs had starred in Another World and One Life to Live. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

The former child actress was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in 2020.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Griggs set up a GoFundMe page to help lessen the financial burden of her costly medical treatment. The page's description detailed that she had initially gone to the doctor for a routine papsmear, but that she "walked out with stage 4 endocervical [adenocarcinoma]."

"She went in to have a CT scan and they found masses also on her stomach.  She is going through a tough fight mentally," the description continued.

"She no longer can work and insurance does not cover everything. Her life is changing and we can help her get through this.  Her love for others is keeping her strong.  We thank you all for your support and love."

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Credit: GoFundMe

As well as setting up a GoFundMe page, Griggs was open about her health struggles on social media, often sharing updates to her Facebook page. Her latest major health update was in July, when she wrote that she would be starting chemotherapy after discovering four new tumors - two on her liver, one on her abdominal muscle, and another on one of her lymph nodes.

Griggs' high school classmate shared a status on Facebook after her mother reached out to notify them. The update encourages women to "follow Robyn's advice to get routine checkups and be alert for any indicators of this illness."

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Credit: Facebook

Her death was also announced on the same Facebook page with a short statement which read: "Hi everyone, with a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories."

The statement continued, "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."

Soap opera fans on Twitter also reacted to the sad news of her passing, with one user tweeting: "Ray Liotta, Anne Heche and Robyn Griggs, so much pain, suffering and loss for our beloved #AnotherWorld cast. Sending [heart emoji] to all their families. Enjoyed you all so much through the years."

Our sincere thoughts are with Robyn Griggs' friends and family at this time.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy