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.”
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