TV Star Dies at 68 After Battling Lung Cancer

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September 12, 2017Sep 12, 2017

On Monday, his coworkers announced the death of the former "All My Children" star, Mark LaMura. The actor was 68 and died after a battle with lung cancer.

LaMura was born in 1948 and acquired an interest in acting early on. After graduating from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, he decided to try his hand at TV acting and never turned back. 

The actor's most prominent role was as Mark Dalton, the half-brother of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), on "All My Children." The ABC soap opera appeared on and off again from 1976 to 2005. 

LaMura also acted as Vic Robinson on "As the World Turns" in 1997. Later, he played Douglas Kline on "One Life to Live" in 2007.

Other TV productions that the actor appeared in were "The Sopranos," "Gossip Girl," "30 Rock," "Damages," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and the feature film, "Something Borrowed." He also had a brief role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." 

Beyond his TV acting career, LaMura acted on Broadway. He appeared in "Dinner at Eight" and went on a national tour for "Aida," playing the Pharaoh. 

Lucci, LaMura's costar, commented on her friend's death on Instagram.

LaMura was married and had one daughter. No other details have yet been released about the actor's death.

Please keep LaMura's wife, daughter, and friends in your prayers as they just lost a loved one. In other breaking news, a country music star was killed in a tragic helicopter crash last week. The airport just released a statement about the tragedy.

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