Days of our Lives Comings and Goings: Legendary Bill Hayes Passes Away, Favorite Son Returns to Heat Things Up
Days of our Lives (DOOL) spoilers reveal that we have sad news to report, the legendary Bill Hayes passed away on Friday, January 12 at the age of 98.
The beloved actor debuted as Doug Williams on DOOL in 1970. He starred alongside his wife Susan Seaforth Hayes who played his onscreen wife Julie Williams.
Together they were daytime royalty and the only soap couple to appear together on the cover of Time magazine (1976).
The tributes began pouring in as soon as the news of Hayes’ passing was announced. Kristian Alfonso played Doug’s daughter Hope Brady beginning in 1983 and she posted: “You will forever be in my [heart] Billy.
Thank u for welcoming me, the girl from Boston with warm open arms on my 1st day & all of the days that followed, for the love & support u always gave me. How completely blessed I was 2 work with u 2 know u 2 learn from u. You were a true Icon. Love you❤️.”
Colleen Zenk starred on As The World Turns for decades and is currently starring as Jordan on The Young and the Restless.
She posted on Facebook: “I am heartsick. I heard last night that my dear friend, Bill Hayes is gone. Bill lived a full, full life of 98 years. He and his beautiful bride, Susan Seaforth Hayes, were a force unto themselves. Unbelievable talent, love, and wisdom. And they shared it. I am at a loss for words.
My heart goes out to his huge family of children, and all of their children. What a gift he was to all who knew him…both personally and through his immense talent that he shared with all of us….I love you, Bill Hayes…The angels are awaiting their favorite song-and-dance man…(I’m putting our Sondheim’s ‘FOLLIES’ DVD on right now, ‘Buddy’).”
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