Nathaniel Marston passed away in his mother’s arms at the age of 40, according to People November 11, 2015. Elizabeth Jackson posted the news of his passing on Facebook. Nathaniel was involved in a car crash on October 30 near Reno. They rushed him to the hospital, placed on life support and he was listed in serious condition. He had a five broken vertebrae in his back and neck, a broken shoulder, broken ribs and he battled against pneumonia, a heart infection, and his pulse was irregular. It didn’t look good and the doctors believed that if he survived, he would live the rest of his life as a quadriplegic.
Nathaniel played Michael McBain on the ABC soap opera, “One Life to Live,” and he was on the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns for a short time.” He was let go from “As the World Turns” after he attacked a New York ATM machine and arrested. Nathaniel was sober at the time of the crash, and Entertainment Tonight reports that according to Nevada Highway patrol police reports he was driving his 1985 Ford F150 pickup in the southbound lane on the SR447. The pickup allegedly drifted across the northbound travel lane and onto “the east dirt shoulder. The vehicle then rotated and overturned multiple times. The vehicle came to rest on the west side of SR447 on its wheels facing west. Marston was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle during the course of the crash.” It is believed that Nathaniel fell asleep at the wheel and woke up when his vehicle was on the shoulder of the road. He overcorrected and that’s when he lost control.
Nathaniel’s mother posted this message on her Facebook page, “Nathaniel Marston UPDATE: November 11, 2015 – Dear family and friends, it is with a heavy heart that I share this devastating news. My beloved and cherished son, Nathaniel Marston, who was putting up the good fight until last night was not able to continue due to the traumatic and devastating nature of his injuries. Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms. Father William, myself and his second Mommy Lisa, and our dear friend Charlotte were by his bedside, he was not alone. His injuries, which Dr.’s did their best to heal were not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life.
“Had Nathaniel lived he would have required a ventilator and would never have been able to utter one more word and would have been sentenced to life as a quadriplegic. A condition that Nate would have never have been able to tolerate. By Gods love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell and has traveled on to be with God, his cherished Grandmother Mary Jackson, Grandfather John Jackson and my sister his Aunt Nora…. God is merciful and because of his mercy God ended Nathaniel’s pain and suffering at 3:15 today PST in Reno, NV. Nathaniel now lives with Father God, surrounded with peace, love and light.
“Know that I am deeply grateful for all of you for taking this tragic two week journey with me Nathaniel and our family. Your unfailing support, prayers, love and positive thoughts that you have sent our way, in what has been the worst two weeks of my life, have held all of us up giving us the strength to get through each hellish day.
“Arrangements will be made for a memorial service in New York City, NY, Kauai, HI and Gerlach, NV. As soon as dates for these services are known they will be posted. Again, thank you for your prayers, your love, your kindness and your friendship which has allowed me and my family to be strong enough to be by my son’s side for these past 12 days. The outpouring of your love came as an unexpected gift and I don’t know how I will repay you for all of your love, prayers and support. Thank you for sharing your love, your experiences with me about how my treasured child, a man who grew into an individual who touched more lives than I ever could have known. XOXOXOXOXOOX”
Our thoughts and prayers go out for Nathaniel’s parents, loved ones, family, and friends during this time.