Evans’ longtime manager, Don Carroll, revealed to PEOPLE that the daytime celebrity passed away on Sunday from cancer. Nick Leicht, who served as her manager at the time of her passing, verified it to PEOPLE, saying: “I’ve known Andrea for the past seven years. She had such amazing talent, and working with her was an incredible delight.
The role of disturbed adolescent Tina Lord on One Life to Live and then Patty Williams on The Young and the Restless made Evans a household name. For her portrayal of Tina, she was nominated in 1988 for a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding ingenue in a drama series.
According to Carroll, Evans maintained a small group of close friends and treated those who were close to her like family.
People frequently assume she must be extremely similar to the television personalities she has portrayed, according to Carroll. She actually had the best times at Disneyland with her daughter Kylie while wearing a ballcap, pigtails, and no makeup.
The actors as well as Evan’s family both lamented his passing.
The star of OLTL, Melissa Archer, described it as “heartbreaking news.”
On Facebook, Archer praised Andrea as “a kind woman, fun to work with, and such a pro.” “I am so grateful that I got to work with her on OLTL and The Bay the Series,” she said.
On the social networking platform, Kassie DePaiva, who collaborated with Evans on OLTL, also made a post.
DePaiva expressed her sadness at learning of the demise of the outstanding actress. “She contributed to OLTL’s rise to fame. Cancer stinks.
I am so sorry to hear of Andrea Evans’ loss, wrote Frank Valentini, the current executive producer of General Hospital and previous executive producer of One Life to Live. When I started working at OLTL, Andrea had already become a tremendous star.
She was always kind, kind, and a lot of pleasure to work with, he continued. A true midday legend that will be sorely missed. I’m sorry for her friends and family.