Daytime TV star Andrea Evans dies at 66

Andrea Evans
Andrea Evans. Photo Courtesy of Andrea Evans

The daytime TV community mourns the loss of Andrea Evans, who passed away from cancer on July 9, 2023, at the age of 66.

Her publicist Clint Morris stated, “Sadly, Andrea has indeed sadly left us. She was an incredible talent but more than that, a wonderful person—always putting family before anything else. Another angel needed to be recruited though.”

Evans was known for playing the role of Tina Lord on “One Life To Live,” and then she went on to play Patty Williams on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” Tawny Moore on the CBS sister soap “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and more recently, Rebecca Hotchkiss on NBC’s “Passions” and Patty Walker on “The Bay.”

For her portrayal of Tina Lord, she earned an 1988 Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series,” and more recently, in 2015, she scored her second Emmy nod for “Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series” for playing Vivian Price in Michael Caruso’s digital series “DeVanity.”

Gregori J. Martin, creator of “The Bay,” shared, “I was always a big fan of Andrea’s and it was truly an honor to have had the opportunity to work with her these years. Her talents and presence will be greatly missed by our entire cast and crew, the Daytime community and her loyal fanbase. We send our love to her beautiful family during this difficult time. Rest easy sweet lady.”

“RIP Andrea Evans. We will miss you dearly,” said Kristos Andrews, the executive producer and lead actor of “The Bay.”

Erika Slezak remarked on her official website about Evans, “I am absolutely shocked and devastated by this news and I send love and deepest sympathies to Steve and Kylie- they were her whole life. Andrea and I worked together for so long- on her first day at work, she was living 1 block away from me and I walked her to work. She was just a child- never been to NYC- so sweet and kind and loving- amazing that she played such a complicated, confused and selfish character so well. When she and Steve got married and then got Kylie, it seemed her life was finally complete. She was so happy. So very very sad.”