The actor, known for her roles in “Another World” and “One Life to Live,” had previously revealed a cervical cancer diagnosis.
"I must be kind to myself and remember that nothing is permanent," the actor wrote on Mother's Day.
"90210" co-star Ian Ziering, who played the son of Jed Allan's Rush Sanders, said "he was a great guy to work with."
"I went a very long distance to prove a point," says Genie Francis. "And it hurt me, too."
"I don't know if the writers really planned on all of this happening..."