Soap Lover /Soap Journalist Nelson Branco Dies At 48! Read more here--->>
The soap community is mourning the loss of Nelson Branco, a lover of the genre and one who worked as a soap journalist. According to a report from The Toronto Sun, Branco was found dead in his home on August 22, 2022, he was 48. There are no indications as to what the cause of death could be. He worked for publications such as TV Guide Canada, In Touch, Soap Opera Update and more. Soap stars shared tributes to Branco (see below). We send our love and condolences to his family and friends!
My dear friend @nelliebranco has passed and I am devastated. He was a beautiful shining light. I cherish every memory and every meal we shared.— Michael Muhney (@michaelmuhney) August 22, 2022
He will always be my friend, in this life and the next.
Nelson had been suffering severe seizures off and on for quite some time. They were growing more frequent and his docs were trying to get his meds right. I fear that’s what took him. Take this time to spread awareness of the seriousness of seizures. ❤️— Michael Muhney (@michaelmuhney) August 23, 2022
Truly sorry to hear of #NelsonBranco’s sudden passing. I appreciated his truthful albeit sometimes controversial opinions & admired his fearlessness in conveying them. He was a fellow lib & very supportive of me. Glad to have known him. He will make a very sassy Angel.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) August 23, 2022
Nelson Branco is trending on his beloved Twitter. I hope somewhere that’s making him smile. Rest well, Nellie. I’ll miss you.— Michele Val Jean (@MicheleValJean) August 23, 2022
Sad to learn of Nelson Branco’s passing. Spoke with him a few times and he had a clear passion for his work. I admired that. We certainly sparred online from time to time. He was supportive of me from my first moments on One Life To Live and always had my back. #RIPNelsonBranco— Mark Lawson (@themarkmlawson) August 23, 2022
Truly saddened to hear that Nelson Branco has passed away. RIP my friend.— Sean Kanan (@seankanan) August 22, 2022
I've been holding off commenting because I hoped it wasn't true. Rest well, @nelliebranco. At times we were the best of friends. Other times the worst of enemies but I never stopped wanting the best for you.— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) August 22, 2022
I am absolutely shocked and heartbroken to hear this news about @nelliebranco. I loved his dry humor and appreciated his brutal honestly. I will miss him and his random one line emails forever. #RIP my friend. 💔 https://t.co/vtodHteNxk— Martha Madison (@Marth27) August 22, 2022
Very sad news for all of us. 💔 https://t.co/iHe0tqeEiM— William deVry (@WilliamdeVry1) August 23, 2022
Very sorry to hear the news about Nelson Branco. Always a great wit, and a true supporter of daytime. My condolences to his family and loved ones ❤️ #rip— Finola Hughes (@finolahughes) August 23, 2022
Damn! @nelliebranco you were always really wonderful to me and a real champion for your stories. Thank you for always supporting us. You’ll be missed. Rest In Peace. XO— Billy Flynn (@billymflynn) August 23, 2022
At the request of Nelson Branco’s sister I am obligated to share some things publicly about my dear friend @nelliebranco and I will now compose this thread. I’m still in disbelief about his sudden death and I struggle to find the right words…— Michael Muhney (@michaelmuhney) August 25, 2022
To everyone who has been sending your warmest thoughts about our friend's, Nelson Branco, recent passing. The autopsy revealed siezure, which he had a history of. Very sad news, but important closure to a very sad situation for many. RIP Nelson. Everyone who knew u will miss u ❤️— William deVry (@WilliamdeVry1) August 26, 2022