It is with sad news this morning that we report that soap Days of Our Lives (DOOL) soap legend Peggy McCay who played Caroline Brady on the popular NBC soap has passed away. Deidre Hall confirmed Peggy’s passing on her facebook page saying,
‘Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!! I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.”
Peggy was 90 years-old at the time of her passing and she died of natural causes. The Emmy winning actress spent 3 decades on Days of Our Lives (DOOL) and the tributes have started coming in from many of her co-stars.
I just heard the news that #PeggyMccay has passed. She was like a real grandmother to me, a mentor, a great source of encouragement, and she was so hilariously fierce. You are deeply missed Peggy! #RIPGrandmaCaroline 💔#Days pic.twitter.com/EPZh7yt1Tf
— Jen Lilley (@jen_lilley) October 10, 2018
Always a classy lady our Emmy winning Peggy McCay who cared about her craft, her fellow actors and the Life of Days. She reigned well in this most pressured profession of Daytime. pic.twitter.com/27EGzNkRWi
— Thaao Penghlis (@ThaaoPenghlis) October 10, 2018
Peggy McCay was such a beautiful and tender woman. Her Presence was truly special to be around. Very honored to have shared precious time with her. Fly with the angels Ms. McCay. ❤️🌹🙏🏽 #PeggyMcCay pic.twitter.com/HuiuT6mTMT
— Sal Stowers (@SalStowers) October 10, 2018
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Well Peggy, this is unexpected. The last time I saw you, you talked about how eager you were to get back to work. You said it with such conviction and longing. Don’t worry, you gave the world plenty. Gave your audiences inspired performances and your fellow actors your strength and inspiration and absolute love of the work. I will miss you sweet, Peggy. I am so grateful for the time I had with you . Sending love to your loved ones. Rest In Peace. #days #mamabradyforever
News of her passing comes just a weeks after DOOL Frank Parker (Grandpa Shawn Brady) passed away, Peggy’s long-time Days of Our Lives leading man.
There’s no doubt that Daytime Soap fans and family miss Peggy very much. Our condolences go out to Peggy’s family during this very difficult time.
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Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on the NBC network.