Actress and soap opera icon Andrea Evans passed away on Sunday from an unidentified form of cancer according to her casting director, Don Carroll.
Not only was the specific cancer that killed Evans not made public, but her diagnosis was also kept private.
By all accounts, The Bold and the Beautiful star's passing was unexpected.
Her current manager, Nick Leight stated, "I've been working with Andrea for the past 7 years. She was such a tremendous talent and an absolute joy to work with."
Evans led a private life away from television and was extremely unlike the roles she often played.
Carroll explained that, "people often think she must be very like the characters she played on television. In reality, her greatest days were spent with no makeup, her hair in pigtails, and a ballcap on her head at Disneyland with her daughter Kylie."
Evans was best known for her roles as troubled teenager Tina Lord on One Life to Live and later as Patty Williams on The Young and the Restless.
Evans filmed hundreds of episodes over a variety of shows and left a strong impression on the people she worked with.
Co-star Robin Strasser, who appeared with Evans on OLTL praised her saying she was, "a woman who was super smart & energized a heat seeking missile. That’s a compliment. You knew when you worked with her, it’d be like going head to head with a champion. I admired her daring. I hate the disease that took her."
Evans was such a force that she earned herself a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1988. However, soon after her career was interrupted as she left the public eye for a decade due to dealing with a stalker.
As recently as 2015, Evans was busy at work acting on streaming shows and earning herself more Daytime Emmy nominations.
Outside of her career, Evans spent a significant amount of time on supporting and working with animal rescue organizations.
Evans also spent a lot of time working with the City of Hope charity, an organization "dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses.
Evans is survived by her husband, attorney Steve Rodriguez, and their adopted daughter, Kylie.