Tags: peggy mccay | death | days of our lives

Peggy McCay Dies: 'Days of Our Lives' Soap Matriarch Was 90

Peggy McCay Dies: 'Days of Our Lives' Soap Matriarch Was 90

Peggy McCay at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2013. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 October 2018 07:35 AM

Peggy McCay, best known for her role as family matriarch Caroline Brady in “Days of Our Lives,” died Sunday from natural causes at the age of 90, TVLine reported.

The news was confirmed by Stephen Nichols, who played McCay’s onscreen son-in-law Patch in “Days of Our Lives.”

“I will miss you sweet, Peggy,” he wrote on Instagram. “I am so grateful for the time I had with you . Sending love to your loved ones. Rest In Peace.”

McCay’s longtime co-star, Deidre Hall, took to Facebook to share the news.

“She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper,” Hall posted. “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.”

Among the causes which McCay fought for was animal welfare. In an interview with Soaps.com she explained how she became a radical activist and joined a Los Angeles group that frequently campaigned and picketed for animal rights.

“I said that is for me. And the next demonstration I was out in the front,” she recalled.

In the entertainment world, McCay became an Emmy winner in 1991 for her performance in “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill,” TVLine noted.

She also appeared in several other shows, including “Maverick,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “L.A. Law” and “Cold Case,” according to The Wrap, but her career will forever be epitomized by her role in “Days of Our Lives.”

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Peggy McCay, best known for her role as family matriarch Caroline Brady in “Days of Our Lives,” died Sunday from natural causes at the age of 90.
peggy mccay, death, days of our lives
261
2018-35-10
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 07:35 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved