CSUN student dies in motorcycle accident

Ashley Gordon

Aandrea Reblynn in character. Photo Courtesy of the theater department
Aandrea Reblynn, right, in character. Photo Courtesy of the theater department

CSUN student Aandrea Reblynn, a psychology major who landed a main role in the presently running theatre production “Six Characters in Search of an Author” died Nov. 24 in a motorcycle accident.

Reblynn, a 27-year-old junior at the time of death, was entering the U.S. Highway 101 onramp in Hollywood at Highland Avenue when her motorcycle was struck by a motor vehicle from behind, according to a source close to Reblynn.

“She really embraced life and brought such a creative spirit to living,” said John David Swain, professor and director of “Six Characters.” “I think that it’s a good reminder of how we need to be in our lives.”

Theatre Department Chair Peter Grego described Reblynn as “a really disciplined student and actor” and said, “it’s a loss” for the department as a whole.

In the wake of Reblynn’s death, the remaining performance dates for “Six Characters” will continue as scheduled with understudy Taylor Silverman in the role originally played by Reblynn.

“Everybody wants to pull together,” Swain said. “Everybody wants to complete the show in her memory and sympathy of her family.”

It is unknown whether a memorial service in Reblynn’s honor will take place locally as Reblynn originally hailed from Alaska where she lived with her mother, according to a source.

The cast of “Six Characters” plans to dedicate their last performance to Reblynn.