Feb. 3 marks a sad day for the soap industry as Days of Our Lives legend Frances Reid (Alice Horton) has passed away at the age of 95. Word of the actresses passing first surfaced on Twitter via Soaptown USA and BuzzWorthy Radio, and was later confirmed by Days of Our Lives actresses Alison Sweeney and Nadia Bjorlin. Below are Sweeney and Bjorlin's tweets on Reid's passing.
RealNadiaB Rest in peace Frances Reid (Alice Horton). She was a great lady whom I feel honored to have known..the heart and soul of Days of our Lives.
Legendary CBS News reporter and anchorman Walter Cronkite passed away on Friday, July 17 at 92 years old. If you are wondering why Cronkite's passing merits mention on a site dedicated to daytime soap operas, the connection will become abundandtly clear.
The first is a footnote to one of the most shattering events in modern American history: at 12:40PM Central Standard Time on Friday, November 22, 1963, Cronkite interrupted the top-rated As the World Turns — with a then-regular daily viewership of 12 million viewers — to be the first to officially break the stunning news to the nation that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. It would be a few short minutes later at 1PM that Cronkite would announce that Kennedy was dead. READ MORE
We have sad news to report. On the heels of the passing of One Life to Live's Clint Ritchie (ex-Clint) comes confirmation that Phil Carey (ex-Asa) has also died. He was 83.
Hollywood star couple John Travolta and Kelly Preston (ex-Gillian, Capitol) are mourning the loss of their 16-year-old son Jett tonight. According to TMZ and Pop Eater, Jett suffered from a seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas and banged his head on a bathtub. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Preston-Travoltas.
Just a reminder for anyone who ever watched All My Children. The soap will air it's tribute to the late Eileen Herlie on Friday, December 19. Herlie played the much loved Myrtle Fargate from 1976 until her death on October 8.
Even The Great Victor Newman can't prevent this.