All My Children’s Mark LaMura dead at 68 image

Remembering a daytime actor.

Soaps.com regrets to report that former “All My Children” actor Mark LaMura passed away at the age of 68 on Monday September 11 after a battle with lung cancer. He played the role of Mark Dalton, the half-brother of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) on the now defunct ABC soap opera on and off from 1976 to 2005.

LaMura graduated from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana and began his daytime career on “As the World Turns” in 1997 as Vic Robinson. After his “All My Children” role, he went on to appear as Douglas Kline on “One Life to Live” in 2007. In later years, LaMura appeared in film and primetime on “The Sopranos,” “Gossip Girl,” “30 Rock,” “Damages,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and in the feature film “Something Borrowed,” which starred “All My Children” alum Colin Egglesfield (Erica Kane’s son Joshua Madden). He also attended Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance and appeared in “Dinner at Eight” on Broadway as well as on the national tour of “Aida” playing the Pharaoh.

Lucci took to Instagram to remember LaMura and stated, “How can this be? I just received the shocking and deeply saddening news that wonderful Mark LaMura has passed away! 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! RIP, my friend.”

Watch Lucci and LaMura in a scene together where Erica staged an intervention in order to get her brother into rehab for his drug addiction, a storyline All My Children creator, the late Agnes Nixon, felt needed to be told due to the drug crisis in the 1980s.

Soaps.com sends LaMura’s family and friends our deepest condolences.

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- Amy Mistretta