Marnie Schulenberg, a former soap opera actress, died at the age of 37. She was best recognized for her roles as Jo Sullivan in the revival of One Life to Live and Alison Stewart in As the World Turns. Schulenberg died on May 17 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, after a fight with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, according to her attorney Kyle Luker.
Marnie Schulenberg cause of death
Kyle Luker, Schulenberg’s agent, reported that she died of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Previously, on Mother’s Day, Schulenberg posted on her social media site that she was discharged from the hospital on May 20 but was brought home with an oxygen machine. She mentioned in another post that she required an oxygen tank to live, which was not ideal since she had a little kid. She said,
“I want to be attractive and powerful for her. I want to teach her how to walk through the world with compassion, power, vivacity, humor, and pleasure, just like my Mother did for me.”
On May 8, 2020, five months after the birth of her daughter Coda, the Blue Bloods actress was diagnosed with cancer. In her blog post regarding her diagnosis, she said,
“Zack and I alternate between total despair and tenacity. The story of the life we agreed to when we married will never be the same. Now we must adapt, be present, and fight like hell.”
Twitter users pay tribute
Marnie Schulenberg has been recognized for her faultless performances in cinema and television throughout the years. When word of her death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes:
R.I.P. a beautiful soul and incredibly talented actor #marnieschulenburg – her emotionally full work this year on #CityOnAHill will bring you to tears. She was truly a special human who was loved by all on set. Thoughts and prayers to her family please. https://t.co/zbrRm5ilhX
— Matthew Del Negro (@MatthewDelNegro) May 18, 2022
i am just so sad to hear of her passing. i thought she was a good little actress and seemed like the best of people. she was in the hospital for a long time and they decided to send her home around mom’s day and i guess i know why now. #MarnieSchulenburg
— Michael kelley (@BellGuginofan1) May 19, 2022
Marnie Schulenberg’s acting career journey
Marnie Schulenberg, who was born on May 21, 1984, attended Barnstable High School, where she participated in musicals and vocal jazz groups. In May 2006, she received her bachelor’s degree in drama from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. She first appeared on The Young and the Restless in 2006 as Alison Stewart, and then on As the World Turns. In 2010, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In 2009, she made her cinematic debut in the romance comedy Made for Each Other. She appeared as a guest star in television programs such as Divorce, Army Wives, Canterbury’s Law, Fringe, Elementary, and others. She starred in three episodes of the comedy-drama series Royal Pains as Sherry Tanner.
In 2013, Schulenberg was cast as Jo Sullivan in the ABC soap drama One Life to Live. She portrayed Peyton Adams in the YouTube soap opera Tainted Dreams, which debuted in December 2013 and was eventually relocated to Amazon Prime. In 2019, she also appeared as a guest on the CBS courtroom drama The Good Fight.