Robyn Griggs, a television and film star best known for her roles on soap operas Another World and One Life To Live, has died at the age of 49 after losing her battle with cervical cancer.
The star’s official Facebook account announced the sad news in a statement over the weekend.
“Hi everyone, with a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing,” the post began.
Her account also shared some recent photos of Griggs, visibly ill but smiling, Page Six reports.
“However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story about her, and accepting me helping her tell it.
“She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”
Griggs, who married golf pro Mark Wiley in 2013, was very transparent with friends and fans when it came to her health troubles, as she was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in 2020 and as recently as last month revealed that she had developed four new tumours.
“I have four new tumours. Two new tumors on my liver, one on abdominal muscle and large one on right side lymph node, ”Griggs posted to her account de ella July 7.“ So in pain and I go to chemo Monday am. I told them whatever it takes, I’m in for the fight.”
The account also confirms that on August 11 – just two days before her passing – the actress moved into hospice care.
“She has fought with determination, strength and grace that is nothing short of inspirational. Please continue to keep Robyn and her family from Ella in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Griggs played Stephanie Hobart on One Life To Live in a total of six episodes in 1991. She went on to play Maggie Cory on Another World for two years.
She later starred in films such as 2003’s Severe Injuries and 2010’s hellweek.
This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission