'Days Of Our Lives' Star Peggy McCay Dies At Age 90

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Oct. 10 2018, Published 5:05 p.m. ET

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Peggy McCay, star of the NBC soap Days of Our Lives for over 30 years, died on Sunday, October 7 from natural causes at the age of 90. She portrayed the family matriarch Caroline Brady since 1983 and had been on the show ever since.

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Her friend and co-star Deidre Hall confirmed her passing on Facebook on Tuesday, October 9. She 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."

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Deidre continued, "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'!! Days of our Lives."

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Peggy received five Daytime Emmy nominations for her work on Days Of Our Lives.  She won a primetime Emmy in 1991 for her guest work on CBS’ The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

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Her last appearance as Caroline aired on August 24, 2016 and she was nominated for her last Emmy that same year.

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Peggy's co-star Jen Lilley expressed her sadness via Twitter and wrote, "I just heard the news that 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! ."

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What are your favorite moments of Peggy on the show? Drop them in the comments below.


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