Bassey, an Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy nominee in 1999, has been with All My Children in various capacities since 1983. Though the actress had been see on-screen for nearly 15 years, it wasn't until 1998 that the actress was given a long-term contract with AMC.
In recent months, however, Bassey's character has had very little airtime. With Marian and Stuart living a happily-ever-after life, it seemed that the writers of All My Children could not find a use for either character.
The good news for Bassey's fans is that the actress will remain with the show in a recurring capacity. This means that Bassey will see work on an "as needed" basis. According to Bassey, her character will not be killed off.
A message on Bassey's official web site indicates that the actress and her companion, Luther, have gone to a warmer climate together for some quiet time.