Soap star Lisa Brown dead at 67 – Actress who played Guiding Light’s Nola & As The World Turns’ Iva dies after illness.
ACTRESS Lisa Brown has died at the age of 67 after battling a “short illness”, reports say.
The Emmy nominee, who was known for playing Nola Reardon in Guiding Light, passed away on November 24.
She also starred as Iva Snyder on the CBS soap opera As The World Turns between 1985-1994.
Martha Byrne, who played her daughter Lily on the show, told Soap Opera Digest: “She was my friend since I was 15 years old.
“Lisa was my mentor, mother, sister and so much more for my life. As a scene partner, she was always present and full of creativity.”
“I will miss our daily calls about our families, our careers, and everything in between. For the fans, she loved and respected you all more than you will ever know.
Soap star Lisa Brown dead at 67
“She loved entertaining you and her appreciation for your support was immeasurable. We are devastated at the loss of an incredible woman.”
A statement on the As The World Turns Twitter page reads: “Rest in Peace to an icon, a trailblazer, a forever beauty Lisa Brown.”
Fans have also paid their own tribute to the late actress.
One said: “Lisa Brown was a superstar talent. She gave life to two, memorable, incredible, beloved Soap Opera characters, Nola Reardon Chamberlain, and Iva Synder Benedict.
Lisa Brown Cause of Death
“What actor gets to say that!? What an impact she had in the soap world. Irreplaceable! So sad!”
Another commented: “This breaks my heart. I can’t imagine this world without Lisa Brown.”
A third Twitter user posted: “So sad. Lisa Brown was an incredible talent. Sending prayers to her family and friends. Condolences to her As The World Turns and Guiding Light families.”
How did Lisa Brown Die?
The actress was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 2, 1954.
Brown was married to actor Tom Nielsen from 1982 until 1991 and her son James Anthony Nielsen also starred in Guiding Light.
She married her second husband Brian Neary in 1997.
Brown is also survived by her two children and grandchildren.