In Memoriam: Remembering those the soap community lost in 2018
Posted MTuesday, January 9, 2018 3:10:54 PM
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Some of our favorite daytime stars of yesteryear passed away during 2018. We're taking a look back at those we've lost and remembering their contributions to daytime.

The daytime community lost some of its brightest stars in 2018. Here is a look at some of the stars who passed away in the last twelve months. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

January 9, 2018
Donnelly Rhodes, who played The Young and the Restless' Phillip Chancellor II, has passed away.
January 20, 2018
John Conboy, former producer of The Young and the Restless and many other soap operas, has passed away.
February 10, 2018
John Gavin, an actor, diplomat, and husband to General Hospital's Constance Towers has passed away at the age of 86.
February 11, 2018
NBC executive Lin Bolen, responsible for making Days of our Lives an hour-long drama and for introducing Wheel of Fortune, has died.
May 18, 2018
Former Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful actor Joseph Campanella (ex-Harper Deveraux; ex-Jonathan Young) has passed away at the age of 93.
July 9, 2018
Harding Lemay, who wrote for Another World, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light, has passed away.
August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, a cultural icon whose career spanned six decades and more than 70 Billboard charting singles, has passed away. Franklin considered herself one of The Young and the Restless' biggest fans.
September 3, 2018
Classic General Hospital star Susan Brown (ex-Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin) has passed away.
September 6, 2018
Christopher Lawford, who played All My Children's Charlie Brent and was also the real-life nephew of JFK, has died.
September 26, 2018
Beloved Days of our Lives star Frank Parker, who played Shawn Brady from 1983 to 2008, has passed away. He was 79.
October 10, 2018
Beloved Days of our Lives actress Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away. The Emmy-winning performer was 90.
October 11, 2018
The passing of Days of our Lives' Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has touched people far and wide, and the tributes to the late actress are just as heartfelt as the work she's remembered for.

Which of these soap opera deaths hit you the hardest? How do you normally deal with the death of a beloved celebrity? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.

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