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Mark LaMura, ‘All My Children’ Star, Dies at Age 68

He played Susan Lucci’s brother on the long-running ABC soap

Mark LaMura, the actor best known for playing Mark Dalton on the late, great ABC soap “All My Children,” died Monday at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer.

Susan Lucci, who played her brother on the long-running series, shared the news on her personal Instagram.

“He was such a talented and accomplished actor/ a bright and charming presence in all our AMC lives–and a really great guy,” Lucci wrote. “Mark was loved and he will be missed!”

LaMura appeared on the soap from 1977 to 1989 and made guest appearances through the ’90s and again in 2005. He earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1988 for his performance as well as two Soap Opera Digest Award nods in 1988 and 1989.

Despite playing Erica Kane’s brother, there was a moment, according to Soaps in Depth, when Erica was smitten with Mark. However, Erica’s mother put a stop to the budding relationship, revealing that they were siblings.

He also appeared in a guest role in a 1990 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Other small-screen credits included roles in “30 Rock,” “Damages,” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”  and “The Sopranos.”

He had also appeared on other soaps, including “As the World Turns” and “One Life to Live.”

Besides soaps, LaMura was a constant presence on the stage, starring in productions of “The Odd Couple” and a national tour of “Aida” as well as the 2002 Broadway revival of “Dinner at Eight.”