Soap Opera Star Found Dead in Field

( – Actress and soap opera legend Robyn Bernard, who starred in nearly 150 episodes of General Hospital in the 1980s, died on March 12 at the age of 64, with no cause of death revealed so far. In a statement, the office of Riverside County Coroner said that authorities found the TV superstar’s body lying in a field behind a private business in the California city of San Jacinto during morning hours.

While some media outlets sent numerous emails to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office asking about the cause of death, they refused to provide any details. However, the office explained that many of their officials are currently investigating the matter.

According to media outlet TMZ, a source who spoke under the condition of anonymity revealed that detectives from the coroner’s office managed to identify the actress by using her fingerprints. The tabloid news organization explained that authorities arrived at the scene after a call to police authorities for a death investigation. TMZ also revealed that the police have already dismissed any suspicion of foul play.

Bernard, who was considered one of the most charismatic figures in the 1980s TV industry, was the older sister of Wings superstar Crystal Bernard. She was born in Gladewater, Texas, on May 26, 1959. Her first role was in 1981’s French thriller film Diva, which Jean-Jacques Beineix directed. Her acting gained so much attention that she was selected in 1984 to be part of ABC’s General Hospital, where she reached superstar status.

Other acting credits included numerous appearances on famous TV shows such as Maigret, Tour of Duty, The Facts of Life, Whiz Kids, and Simon & Simon. Bernard also worked on films such as Kings for a DayRoselyne and the Lions, and Betty Blue. Her last appearance in a movie or TV show was in the independent drama film Voices from the High School, where she played a psychologist who had to deal with the struggles of many teenage students.

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