Andrea Moar, Former 'All My Children' Actress, Drowns in Mexico

The soap star, who fled L.A. for Minnesota in the 1990s, died off the coast of Cancun while on vacation. She was 55.

Andrea Moar, a cast member of ABC soap All My Children in the early 1980s who left acting for life in Minnesota, drowned Jan. 13 while vacationing in Mexico, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. She was 55.

Moar died off the coast of Cancun while she and husband, Dr. Carlos Schenck, were on their annual vacation there and having just celebrated his birthday a day earlier.

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Moar was floating on her back not far from shore near the couple's vacation resort, "gazing at the sun, doing what she liked best" when she went under, Schenck told the newspaper.

Moar played Carrie Sanders Tyler from 1980-83 on the now-defunct All My Children. She also appeared in a 1984 episode of NBC’s Remington Steele, did commercials for American Express and Kraft and worked in theater in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

The Star-Tribune said Moar left Los Angeles in the early 1990s following a major earthquake and as the AIDS epidemic was claiming the lives of several of her friends. She moved to the Twin Cities, where her mother and sister Sheila were living.

In addition to her husband and sister, Moar she is survived by her mother Dimitria and brother Douglas.