‘Days of Our Lives’ Breaking News: Peggy McCay Passed Away – DOOL Fans Lose Soap Legend

Days of Our Lives Peggy McCay who played Caroline Brady on the popular soap passed away on October 7, 2018. She died of natural causes at the age of 90 and will be missed by soap fans. Peggy McCay was a soap legend.

Peggy McCay’s cousin, Denise Keil Smith, broke the sad news to fans of her death. Denise said “she always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end.”

Days of Our Lives – Brady Family Matriarch Passes Away

Peggy McCay played the role of the Brady family matriarch from 1983 until 2017. Frank Parker, who played her beloved husband, Shawn Brady, on Days of Our Lives, died in September. Shawn and Caroline Brady were loving parents who taught their children strong values. Caroline was the glue that held the family together and Shawn was the rock.

Shawn died in a plane crash in 2008. Caroline left Salem in 2017 to visit her daughter, Kimberly Brady (Patsy Pease) in California. Although Caroline was no longer in Salem her presence was still there. Her family mentioned her frequently. Family and friends alike missed having Caroline in Salem.

Peggy McCay Remained Part Of The Days Family

Peggy’s health might have kept her off the set of Days of Our Lives but that didn’t stop her Days family from coming to her. The cast still shared a loving relationship with the actress. It’s clear by the response from the cast of Days on social media just how much Peggy meant to them. They’ve taken to Twitter to offer their love and respect to the soap opera icon.

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Jen Lilley who played Caroline Brady’s granddaughter said “I just heard the news that Peggy McCay 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!” Billy Flynn took to Twitter saying “Just heard Peggy took her final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever! Thaao Penghlis  said “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.

Acting and animal rescue were Peggy’s passions. She suggested making a donation to Peggy’s favorite charity. The Soap Dirt family is saddened by the loss of this soap legend and sends our deepest condolences to her friends and loved ones.

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Cheri Rosling

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