Mark La Mura, an "All My Children" staple for the past several decades, has died. He was 68.
"How can this be? I just received the shocking and deeply saddening news that wonderful Mark LaMura has passed away," former co-star Susan Lucci wrote on Instagram. "Mark played my brother Mark on All My Children--he was such a talented and accomplished actor/ a bright and charming presence in all our AMC lives--and a really great guy. Mark was loved and he will be missed!"
La Mura, who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1988, began playing Pine Valley's Mark Dalton nearly four decades ago. His most significant storylines included the romantic pursuit of his own sibling, Erica (Susan Lucci) -- he didn't yet know they were related -- and an intervention for drug addiction.
Viewers may also know La Mura from dozens of other TV appearances, including roles on "30 Rock," "The Sopranos" and "Law & Order: SVU."