'Days of Our Lives' star Peggy McCay dies at 90 from natural causes

McCay's death comes just days after the death of her fellow Days of Our Lives co-star, Frank Parker, who was also her longtime leading man on the show.

'Days of Our Lives' star Peggy McCay dies at 90 from natural causes

Emmy-winning actress Peggy McCay - the face behind the iconic Caroline Brady on the popular soap, 'Days of Our Lives' - passed away on Sunday from natural causes. McCay - who played the role of Caroline Brady for more than three decades - was 90 at the time of her death.  

McCay’s longtime co-star, Deidre Hall, confirmed the news of her death. Taking to Facebook, on Tuesday, Hall wrote: “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. And how she loved being Caroline!”

Actress Peggy McCay signs books and greets fans at the 'Days of our Lives: Better Living' book tour on September 27, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Actress Peggy McCay signs books and greets fans at the 'Days of our Lives: Better Living' book tour on September 27, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Incidentally, McCay's death comes just days after the death of her fellow 'Days of Our Lives' co-star, Frank Parker, who was also her longtime leading man on the show.

McCay had received five Emmy nominations in total, for her remarkable work as Caroline Brady on the show. She also won a primetime Emmy in 1991 for her guest work on the CBS show, 'The Trials of Rosia O'Neil.' Her other credits include top names like 'General Hospital,' 'Gunsmoke' and 'Lou Grant.'



 

Veteran actor Stephen Nichols, who played McCay’s onscreen son-in-law Patch on 'Days of Our Lives', also paid tribute to the late actress on Instagram. “The last time I saw you, you talked about how eager you were to get back to work,” he wrote. “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.”