Soap Opera fans are mourning the death of veteran “As the World Turns” actress Helen Wagner, who passed away yesterday at the age of 91.
Wagner played the role of Nancy Hughes for 54 years, a Guinness World Record.
“As the World Turns” Executive producer Christopher Goutman said in a statement. “She is loved by generations of fans, and while we will miss her greatly Helen will always remain the heart and soul of ‘As the World Turns.”‘

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wagner’s family.
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