'One Life to Live' star Nathaniel Marston dies

Soap opera star Nathaniel Marston has died less than two weeks after a devastating car accident.

His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, broke the news on Facebook saying:  "Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms. Father William, myself and his second Mommy Lisa, and our dear friend Charlotte were by his bedside, he was not alone. 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."

Marston, who was 40, was in a cras in Reno, Nevada on Oct. 30 that left his back and neck broken in several places.

His mother wrote:  "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 Gods love and mercy Nathaniel was spared this living hell and has traveled on to be with God, his cherished Grandmother Mary Jackson, Grandfather John Jackson and my sister his Aunt Nora…. God is merciful and because of his mercy God ended Nathaniel’s pain and suffering at 3:15 today PST in Reno, NV. Nathaniel now lives with Father God, surrounded with peace, love and light."

Jackson says she is looking for an Episcopal Church in New York City to have a memorial service for her son after a service in Kauai, Hawaii.