Agnes Nixon, the woman behind famed soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away. She was 93.
ABC News learned from Nixon’s daughter Cathy Chicos that the show writer died due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and a recent stroke.
Nixon got her start writing for the CBS drama Search for Tomorrow in 1951. In 1968, the soap opera One Life to Live premiered. It was followed by another popular daytime soap, All My Children, in 1970. Both shows aired on ABC during their runs.
One Life to Live aired its last episode on Jan. 13, 2012 before being revitalized as a web series on Hulu until Aug. 19, 2013. All My Children ended in 2011 and also continued its run as a webseries until 2013.
Nixon has also written for CBS shows including Guiding Light and NBC’s Another World. According to CNN, in total Nixon has won four Daytime Emmy awards and in 2010, received a lifetime achievement award from the Daytime Emmys.
Actress Susan Lucci, who is best known for starring as Erica Kane on All My Children, expressed her grief on Instagram after hear the news of Nixon’s passing.
Josh Duhamel, who also got his start on AMC, also memorialized Nixon in an Instagram post.
“I am devastated to learn that we have lost Agnes. I adored her and admired her–and I am forever grateful to her! May this liveliest and loveliest of women rest in peace,” she wrote in her post.
In addition ABC’s parent company, The Walt Disney Company, released a statement about Nixon through Chairman and CEO Bob Iger.
“Agnes’ impact on daytime television and pop culture is undeniable. She was the first to champion socially relevant topics, and the towns and characters Agnes brought to life leave an indelible imprint on television that will be remembered forever,” Iger said. “On behalf of Walt Disney and ABC, I want to extend our deepest condolences to her family.”
Prior to her death, Nixon completed her memoir, My Life to Live, which is slated for release in January.