Christopher "Chip" Mayer, who played SANTA BARBARA's T.J. Daniels from 1987-88, died suddenly on July 23. He was 57 years old. Daniels was very active in the 1980s and '90s with contract roles on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, GLITTER and SILK STALKINGS. According to IMDB.com his most recent role was 18 WHEELS OF JUSTICE in 2000. Mayer is survived by his fiancée Catherine, a daughter Ashley with first wife Teri Copley and two other daughters. He was also married to Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R) from 1985-86. "I am very, very sad about his death," says Davidson. "Chip was a troubled soul, but he had a hilarious sense of humor and a big heart."