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R.I.P. Mike Minor – Former ‘All My Children’ Actor Dead at 75

Best known for his starring role as Steve Elliott in the CBS sitcom "Petticoat Junction," actor Mike Minor has died. The former soap star, who made a big impression on daytime fans as Brandon Kingsley on "All My Children" and as Dr. Royal Dunning on "Another World," passed away on Thursday, January 28. He was 75 years old.

Daytime Legend David Canary Dies at 77

Daytime legend David Canary, best remembered for his dual role as Adam and Stuart Chandler on "All My Children," has died. The actor, who was 77, passed away of natural causes on November 16 at The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, Connecticut.

R.I.P. Greg Plitt — Fitness Expert and ‘DAYS’ Actor Dead at 37

Actor, model and fitness expert Greg Plitt has died. The former "Work Out" reality star was struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, California on Saturday, January 17 and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, Plitt, along with a group of friends, appeared to have been taking video prior to the incident. Plitt played Henderson in three episodes of NBC's "Days of our Lives" from 2007-2008. He was just 37 years old.

Widow of ‘Y&R’s’ Beau Kazer Reveals Actor Had Health Issues, Was Writing a Book

While official cause of death has yet to be determined, Sharon Alkus, the wife of Beau Kazer, who portrayed Brock Reynolds on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" off and on since originating the role in 1974, told The Hollywood Reporter that her husband is believed to have died in his sleep on December 30, 2014, and that he had been battling health issues for two years.

Brandon Stoddard, Former ABC Entertainment President and Director of Daytime Programming, Dead at 77

Brandon Stoddard, the former president of entertainment and director of daytime programming at ABC, who is best known for spearheading the launches of such series, specials and miniseries as "All My Children," "Roseanne," "Roots," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "Moonlighting" and "Thirtysomething," among many others, died today at his home in Bel-Air after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.

Veteran Daytime Director Larry Auerbach Passes

Best known for helming CBS' "Love of Life" for nearly three decades, veteran daytime director Larry Auerbach died on Saturday, December 20 in La Jolla, California from complications of glioblastoma. He was 91 years old.

UPDATE: Former ‘DAYS’ Head Writer Ann Marcus Passes

Ann Marcus, who was the head writer of NBC's "Days of our Lives" from 1977 to 1979, and received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on the soap, has died. Marcus died in her Sherman Oaks home at the age of 93 on Wednesday, December 3.

Official Cause of Death of Julian St. John Delayed; ‘Y&R’s’ Kristoff St. John Releases Statement on Son’s Passing

On Sunday, November 23, artist Julian St. John, the 24-year-old son of "The Young and the Restless'" Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) and professional boxer Mia St. John, was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a Long Beach facility. While cause of death has been listed as an apparent suicide, RadarOnline reports that the official cause of death has been delayed pending additional testing and a toxicology report.

R.I.P. Julian St. John, Son of ‘Y&R’s’ Kristoff St. John

It is with great sadness to report that Julian St. John, son of "The Young and the Restless'" Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), has died. News of Julian's passing came to light from a posting by his mother, Mia, on Saturday, November 29. Julian St. John died on Sunday, November 23 from an apparent suicide.