Written by by Ilan Melchevsky, CNN
Marie Bergan, known for her role as a nurse in ‘General Hospital’ died on Friday following a struggle with Wilson’s disease, according to CNN affiliate KPRC. She was 62.
Bergan played nurse Patrice Fisher from 1990 to 1992.
The rare auto-immune disease can cause people to become susceptible to various types of cancers, blood-borne illnesses and neurological issues.
“We are saddened to share that Marie Bergan passed away yesterday following her battle with Wilson’s disease, a rare autoimmune disease that is incurable,” Bergan’s brother, Ray, told KPRC.
He said Marie lived her life the way she wanted to.
“She made an impact on countless people around the world and she was extremely excited about the prospect of giving back,” Bergan’s brother said.
KPRC reports the family is inviting those who were fortunate enough to know Marie Bergan to participate in a service that will be conducted in her honor in Shreveport.