Soap star Shell Kepler
passed away in Portland on Friday, Feb. 1.
Viewers might know Kepler, 49, for her appearances on Three's Company
, but she was best-known for her role as chatty nurse "Amy Vining" on the ABC-TV daytime drama General Hospital
. Kepler played Nurse Amy (sis to Laura Spencer of Luke and Laura fame)
for over twenty years (from 1979-2002). Upon retiring from daytime TV, according to gossip website TMZ
and various other sources, Kepler moved to Portland
, where she worked in real estate and was involved in various fundraising activities. She supposedly made millions each year off of her bedazzled Lacy Afternoon
fashion line on the Home Shopping Network
. According to medical reports, Kepler died from renal failure.