The daytime soap opera community is mourning the recent passing of one of its brightest stars. Anthony Herrera, who portrayed legendary supervillain James Stenbeck on As The World Turns on and off for almost 30 years, died June 21. He was 67.
Former costar Martha Byrne (ex-Lily, ATWT) broke the news of Herrera's passing via Twitter. The actor, who had valiantly battled cancer for years, passed away in Buenos Aires. Herrera, who also appeared on the soap operas Loving and The Young and the Restless, wrote a memoir about his struggles with mantle cell lymphoma entitled The Cancer War. Byrne encouraged her Twitter followers to read the tome in support of Herrera's memory.