Robyn Griggs–who appeared in several independent horror films–this week passed away following a battle with cervical cancer. Griggs was 49.
Griggs–best known for her roles on two major soap operas–had previously revealed her diagnosis with cervical cancer, saying last month she had four new tumors, according to a report on Deadline. She was in hospice care at the time of her passing, which was announced on her Facebook page.
Born in Pennsylvania, Griggs began her career as a child actor and gained renown for her roles as Stephanie Hobart on One Life to Live and Maggie Cory on Another World.
Griggs eventually took time away from acting, but then returned in several independent horror films–including Severe Injuries (2003), Dead Clowns (2004), The Absence of Light (2006) and Hellweek (2010).
No information on survivors or memorial plans was made available.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Griggs’ family, friends and colleagues.