Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the popular US TV soap operas One Life To Live and All My Children, has died.
ABC said that her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Sarah Nixon, confirmed her death.
She died on Wednesday in Haverford, Pennsylvania, at age 93, according to the McConaghy Funeral Home.
Her age, reported elsewhere as 88, was confirmed by her survivors and was included in the death certificate, a McConaghy spokesman said.
Agnes created, wrote and produced the long-running ABC daytime serials.
Celebrities have remembered her fondly and paid tribute:
I am saddened to hear of the passing of #AgnesNixon. Talented and kind, she gave me my start 33 yrs ago on "Loving." Sweet passage dear one.
-- Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) September 29, 2016
So sad to hear about the passing of Agnes Nixon. I owe her and #AMC so so much. A true trailblazer. May she rest in peace?
-- Melissa Claire Egan (@MClaireEgan) September 28, 2016
RIP Agnes Nixon. It was such a pleasure to know you and be a part of your Pine Valley family. pic.twitter.com/r7gJD70Slh
-- cameron mathison (@CameronMathison) September 28, 2016
Actor Josh Duhamel posted a photograph of her on Instagram with the caption: "Sad to hear of the passing of Agnes Nixon. I'm thankful everyday that she created All My Children and the character that gave me my first shot in the business. She will be missed."
Buffy actress Sarah Michelle Gellar also posed Agnes' picture writing: "This incredible woman #AgnesNixon not only created my incredible character #KendallHart, she created #AllMyChildren. And more importantly she was the epitome of class. I learned a lot from you Agnes #rip."