By Karen Mizoguchi / People
November 12, 2015

Nathaniel Marston has died at age 40, his mother Elizabeth Jackson announced on Facebook Wednesday.

“My beloved and cherished son, Nathaniel Marston, who was putting up the good fight until last night, was not able to continue due to the traumatic and devastating nature of his injuries,” she wrote. “Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms… God ended Nathaniel’s pain and suffering at 3:15 today PST in Reno, NV.”

The former One Life to Live star was involved in a car accident near Reno on Oct. 30. “Marston was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle during the course of the crash,” Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed to ET.

The actor was placed on life-support after breaking his shoulder, ribs and five vertebrae in the crash.

“His injuries, which Dr.’s did their best to heal were not responding to treatment and one after another his bodily functions failed to support his life,” Jackson continued in her Facebook post.

“Had Nathaniel lived he would have required a ventilator and would never have been able to utter one more word and would have been sentenced to life as a quadriplegic. A condition that Nate would have never have been able to tolerate. By God’s love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell.”

Marston is best known for his role as Michael McBain on One Life to Live and also appeared on As the World Turns before being let go in 1999 after being arrested for attacking an ATM in New York.

“Arrangements will be made for a memorial service in New York City, NY, Kauai, HI and Gerlach, NV. As soon as dates for these services are known they will be posted,” Jackson confirmed.

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