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Lisa Brown dead: Soap actress who starred in Guiding Lights dies aged 67 after illness


Emmy Award nominee Lisa Brown, who starred as Nola Reardon in Guiding Light, died on Wednesday and her friend Martha Byrne has since paid tribute

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Lisa Brown stars as Nola on Guiding Light in 1983

Soap actress Lisa Brown has died aged 67 after a short illness.

The Emmy Award nominee, who starred as Nola Reardon in Guiding Light, died on Wednesday.

She was also known for playing Iva Snyder on CBS soap opera As The World Turns from 1985 until 1995.

Paying tribute to the actress, Martha Byrne, who starred as her daughter Lily in the series, told Soap Opera Digest : “She was my friend since I was 15 years old.

Lisa was my mentor, mother, sister and so much more for my life. As a scene partner, she was always present and full of creativity.

“I will miss our daily calls about our families, our careers, and everything in between. For the fans, she loved and respected you all more than you will ever know.

“She loved entertaining you and her appreciation for your support was immeasurable. We are devastated at the loss of an incredible woman.”

Fans flocked to social media to pay tribute to the late actress, with one writing: “This breaks my heart. I can’t imagine this world without Lisa Brown.”

While another commented: “Lisa Brown was a superstar talent. She gave life to two, memorable, incredible, beloved Soap Opera characters, Nola Reardon Chamberlain, and Iva Synder Benedict.

“What actor gets to say that!? What an impact she had in the soap world. Irreplaceable! So sad!”

A statement form the As The World Turns Twitter page also read: “Rest in Peace to an icon, a trailblazer, a forever beauty Lisa Brown.”





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