According to a statement released by “World Turns” producers, TeleNext Media, Inc., the actress died on Saturday, May 1, 2010.
“All of us at ‘As the World Turns’ are deeply saddened by Helen’s passing,” executive producer Christopher Goutman said in a statement. “She is loved by generations of fans, and while we will miss her greatly Helen will always remain the heart and soul of ‘As the World Turns.'”
Wagner uttered the soap’s first word on the drama series when it premiered on April 2, 1956, saying simply “Good morning, dear.”
It was unclear as to the cause of death and where Wagner had died.
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