In Memoriam: Remembering those the soap community lost in 2021

Updated Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:25:37 PM
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Some of our favorite daytime stars of yesteryear passed away during 2021. 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 2021. Here is a look at some of the stars who passed away this year. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

January 10, 2021
The daytime world has lost another family member. Roscoe Born, known for memorable roles on numerous soaps, has passed away. The actor and songwriter was 69.
January 11, 2021
Grand Prix actor Antonio Sabáto, who briefly starred on The Bold and the Beautiful alongside his son, Antonio Sabáto Jr. (ex-Dante Damiano), has passed away due to complications with COVID-19.
January 15, 2021
Peter Mark Richman -- an actor with over 130 television credits, including Santa Barbara, Dynasty, and Three's Company -- has passed away. He was 93.
January 25, 2021
Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning composer Perry Botkin Jr., best known for The Young and the Restless' ''Nadia's Theme,'' has passed away at age 87.
February 15, 2021
Former daytime actor Christopher Pennock (ex-Mitch Williams, General Hospital; ex-Steven Petrie, The Young and the Restless) has passed away. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming, native was 76.
March 4, 2021
Soap opera alum Geoffrey Scott (ex-Mark Jennings, Dynasty; ex-Sky Rumson, Dark Shadows; ex-Billy Lewis, Guiding Light) has died. He was 79.
March 5, 2021
Super talented daytime star Gil Rogers (ex-Ray Gardner, All My Children; ex-Hawk Shayne, Guiding Light) has passed away. The Kentucky native was 87.
March 16, 2021
Daytime Emmy winner Henry Darrow (ex-Dr. Carlos Nunez, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Rafael Castillo, Santa Barbara) has passed away. He was 87.
March 26, 2021
Actress Jessica Walter, whose long list of credits included Arrested Development and One Life to Live (Eleanor Armitage), has passed away.
May 4, 2021
Actress Billie Hayes, known for playing Agent Brighton O'Reilly on General Hospital and the wicked Witchiepoo on H.R. Pufnstuf, has passed away. She was 96.
May 10, 2021
80s icon and soap actress Tawny Kitaen (Lisa DiNapoli, Santa Barbara; Meredith Ross, Capitol) has passed away. She was 59.
June 1, 2021
Multi-soap vet Robert Hogan (ex-Vince McKinnon, Another World; ex-Dr. Bell, All My Children) died of complications connected to pneumonia last month. He was 87.
June 15, 2021
One Life to Live actress Lisa Banes (Eve McBain) has died after a hit-and-run accident in New York City that left her critically injured. The Ohio native, who also starred in Gone Girl, was 65.
June 14, 2021
John Gabriel (ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac, Ryan's Hope; ex-Pete LeGrand, Days of our Lives; ex-Zack Conway, Loving) has died. He was 90.
June 29, 2021
Daytime alum Ray MacDonnell, who played All My Children's beloved Dr. Joe Martin, has reportedly passed away. The Massachusetts native was 93.
June 29, 2021
Longtime General Hospital favorite Stuart Damon (Dr. Alan Quartermaine) has passed away. The New York native was 84.
July 5, 2021
Voiceover actress and soap opera alum Philece Sampler (ex-Renee DuMonde, Days of our Lives; ex-Donna Love Hudson, Another World) has passed away at the age of 67 from a heart attack.
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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