Soap Actor Nathaniel Marston Dies After Crash
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities said. He was 40.
Marston was best-known for his role as Dr. Michael McBain on ABC’s “One Life to Live,” from 2001 to 2007, and as Eddie Silva in CBS’ “As the World Turns.” IMDB.com listed his most recent roles in 2011.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner and Coroner’s Office said Marston died Wednesday at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
The crash happened the night of Oct. 30 on State Route 447 near the tiny town of Nixon, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Marston, who was from nearby Gerlach, was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 truck when it drifted across the lane, overturned multiple times and landed on the dirt shoulder. The actor wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was flown to the hospital with critical injuries.
The cause and manner of Marston’s death were pending further investigation, said Rudy Bein from the coroner’s office.
The actor had largely been out of the spotlight since his soap opera days, after a 2007 New York brawl while he was still on “One Life to Live.” He left the show shortly after his arrest.
Marston was accused of attacking three men with a metal crate and kicking at police officers during the scuffle at a Manhattan gas station. The fight left an officer bruised and one man with a broken leg.
Marston initially was charged with four counts of second-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. In March 2010, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, admitting to resisting arrest.
A plea deal had Marston complete an anger-management program in exchange for his case to be closed without jail time or probation.
Marston was a Connecticut native who grew up in Hawaii and California.