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Peggy McCay, ‘Days of Our Lives’ Actress, Dies at 90, From Natural Causes

Updated On 11 Oct, 2018 Published On

Peggy McCay, who appeared on NBC's Days of Our Lives, died from natural causes on Sunday, October 7, a representative for the actress has confirmed to media. She was 90.

McCay's longtime co-star Deidre Hall, who is also her close friend, took to Facebook on Tuesday, October 9, to announce the tragic news.

Deidre, 70, who plays  Dr. Marlena Evans on the NBC show, 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 hard for all her cases. Passionate and tireless. And how she loved being ‘Caroline’!!

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Shortly after McCay's passing news emerged, multiple stars and her fans took to social media sites to pay tribute to the veteran actress.

Stephen Nichols, who plays her onscreen son-in-law Steve Johnson, shared an Instagram post to pay respect to her.

Alongside a series of photos featuring the late actress, he wrote on Tuesday,

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.

He added, "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."

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Here're are some tweets shared by celebrities regarding the death news of McCay, check them out.

Funeral arrangements for the actress will be announced in the coming days.

Rest In Peace Peggy McCay!

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