In Memoriam: Remembering those the soap community lost in 2021

Updated Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:25:37 PM

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.
August 1, 2021
Port Charles original cast member Jay Pickett passed away suddenly on Friday. The actor, who also appeared on General Hospital and Days of our Lives, was 60.
August 12, 2021
John James, husband to The Young and the Restless' Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) for 40 years, has passed away. The Grief Institute founder had been diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year.
August 24, 2021
Soap alum Micki Grant, daytime's first contracted Black performer, who played Another World's Peggy Nolan and All My Children's Mrs. Remington, has passed away. She was 92.
August 25, 2021
Michael Nader, best known for playing "Dex" Dexter on Dynasty and Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.
September 30, 2021
Beloved actor Michal Tylo (ex-Quinton Chamberlain, Guiding Light; ex-Rick and Blade Bladeson, The Young and the Restless) has passed away. The Michigan native was 73.
October 26, 2021
Fans are rallying behind Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain, General Hospital; ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), who is grieving the death of his mother, Loretta.
October 27, 2021
The daytime community is sending love to Michael Damian (ex-Danny Romalotti, The Young and the Restless), whose mother, Maria Angela, has died following a recent decline in health.
November 1, 2021
The daytime community is sending love and support to Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital), whose father, Humberto Morales, has passed away.
November 5, 2021
Linda Carlson, who played the role of Days of our Lives' Dr. Elaine Schaefer in the late 80s and also appeared on Passions, has passed away. She was 76.
November 10, 2021
Jerry Douglas, who for more than three decades appeared as John Abbott on The Young and the Restless, has passed away. The Massachusetts-born actor was 88.
November 17, 2021
Bergen Williams, known for playing Quartermaine housekeeper Alice Gunderson on General Hospital, has passed away. She had just turned 62 before her death.
November 26, 2021
Emmy-nominated actress Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon, Guiding Light; Iva Snyder, As the World Turns) passed away following a brief illness. The Missouri native was 67.
November 29, 2021
Classic film star and One Life to Live alum Arlene Dahl (ex-Lucinda Schenck) has passed away. The Minnesota native, who was also the mother of The Bold and the Beautiful alum Lorenzo Lamas (ex-Hector Ramírez), was 96.
December 13, 2021
Actress Rhonda Stubbins White (ex-Lady Vi, Days of our Lives) passed away early last week at the age of 60.
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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