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Soap Star Andrea Evans Dies at 66 Holding Daughter’s Hand – Updated

  • Andrea Evans from “The Bold and The Beautiful” has died aged 66 after battling breast cancer.
  • The actress’s husband, Stephen Rodriguez, and daughter, Kylie Rodriguez, wrote an emotional tribute to Evans.
  • Father and daughter said Evans was a great mom and wife who taught the family love, resilience, and kindness.

Andrea Evans has died aged 66. She was a phenomenal actress who starred in “The Bold and The Beautiful,” “DeVanity,” and “One Life to Live.”

Evans acted as Fay Morrison Wheeler in the NBC series “The Awakening Land.” This role became her television debut in 1978.

Andrea Evans promotional portrait for NBC’s “Passion” taken on July 12, 2005 | Source: Getty Images

Andrea Evans promotional portrait for NBC’s “Passion” taken on July 12, 2005 | Source: Getty Images

Evans’ representative, Nick Leicht, announced that the actress died at her home on July 9, 2023. The “Hit List” star died following a battle with breast cancer.

The actress’s husband, Stephen Rodriguez, released an emotional statement where he called his wife a “remarkable individual.”

Evans’ daughter Kylie Rodriguez, 19, also wrote her statement. She said her mother’s death had altered her world forever and that words can’t weren’t enough to showcase the intensity of her pain.

Kylie remembered Evans as a mother who had a vibrant spirit, infectious laughter, and boundless love. She added that Evans left a mark on everyone who was fortunate to know and interact with her.

In 2022, Evans and Kylie got matching tattoos on the teenager’s 18th birthday. The tattoos, drawn on their ankles, were heart-shaped, with each other’s first name initials.

Andrea Evans in Hollywood, California on October 23, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Andrea Evans in Hollywood, California on October 23, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Evans and her husband got married in 1998. The two were married for 25 years and had one child, Kylie, born on May 9, 2004.

Andrea Evans Taught Her Family Resilience

Evans’ husband and daughter said the actress taught her family resilience as she battled breast cancer with courage.

Rodriguez noted that Evans had unshakeable strength, positivity, and indomitable spirit. He said everybody that knew the soap star adored her.

The actress’s husband said Evans put on a fearless fight against breast cancer up to her death. Rodriguez added that his wife inspired the family to hold on to hope as she tackled a relentless disease.

Andrea Evans in Glendale, California, on April 27, 2004, | Source: Getty Images

Andrea Evans in Glendale, California, on April 27, 2004, | Source: Getty Images

Rodriguez said he and Evans spent 30-plus years together, a period where Evans showed what a great mom and wife she was.

Rodriguez called his wife his rock, noting that as much as cancer killed her, it didn’t kill her spirit. He noted that Evans’ spirit will live on in the lives of every person that she was inspired.

In Evans’ daughter’s statement, the teenager noted that her mom showed incredible strength as she battled cancer with grace and determination.

Kylie said that despite the pain and uncertainty Evans faced, she cherished every moment. The teenager noted mom taught her how to find joy even in the darkest hours, “We held hands until the very end.”

Kylie thanked her family, friends, and community for supporting her as she mourned her mother. She was also immensely grateful to the healthcare professionals that took care of her mom.

The 19-year-old said that as much as her mom was no longer alive, she would cherish and use the lessons Evans taught her on resilience, kindness, and love to guide her through the tough journey ahead.

What Kind of Wife and Mother Was Andrea Evans?

Evans was a fun and loving mother and wife. She shared several moments she spent with her family on social media.

In 2022, Evans and Kylie got matching tattoos on the teenager’s 18th birthday. The tattoos, drawn on their ankles, were heart-shaped, with each other’s first name initials. Evans wrote, “If you look closely mine has a k, hers has an a. Love my girl sooo much❤️.”

Andrea Evans in Los Angeles City in 1984| Source: Getty Images

Andrea Evans in Los Angeles City in 1984| Source: Getty Images

A few weeks after Kylie’s 18th birthday, she graduated. Evans shared a beautiful picture of herself, her husband, and Kylie in her graduation gown.

The family had bright smiles on their faces. Evans captioned the post, “And this happened yesterday. My baby is all grown up. So proud❤️.”

Kylie and her mother also attended events together. In November 2021, mother and daughter took a cute selfie at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, where Evans was representing “The Bold and The Beautiful.”

Evans also celebrated Mother’s Day in 2022 with a gorgeous picture of her family and friends. She said that Mother’s Day was “awesome.” In the shared pictures, the family and friends looked happy and having fun.

From the pictures she shared and the amazing tributes her family has written, it is evident that the actress was a great wife who cherished motherhood and will be greatly missed by her husband and daughter.

In the eyes of her fans, Evans will remain a soap icon and an actress with incredible acting skills that led to her nominations for two Daytime Emmys in her successful career.

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