The DAYS colleagues of Peggy McCay, who played Brady matriarch Caroline, have taken to social media to pay their respects to the beloved actress, who passed away on October 7 at the age of 90. “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us,” Deidre Hall (Marlena) wrote on Facebook. “She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!! 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. Passionate and tireless. And how she loved being ‘Caroline’!!” “We will miss you Peggy McKay, always ready to play,” wrote Stephen Nichols (ex-Steve). Galen Gering (Rafe) posted, “So sad to hear about the passing of
#peggymckay. She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.” Martha Madison (Belle) praised, “I adored Peggy. She was funny, witty, and a superb actress and scene partner. She leaves a bright legacy.” Eric Martsolf (Brady) posted, “RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.” Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa) tweeted, “I just heard the news that #PeggyMccay has passed. She was like a real grandmother to me, a mentor, a great source of encouragement, and she was so hilariously fierce. You are deeply missed Peggy! #RIPGrandmaCaroline.” “Peggy McCay was such a beautiful and tender woman,” recalled Sal Stowers (Lani). “Her Presence was truly special to be around. Very honored to have shared precious time with her. Fly with the angels Ms. McCay.” Darin Brooks (ex-Max; B&B’s Wyatt) shared, “RIP Momma Brady… What a truly wonderful woman… Blessed that I got to act opposite you… You will be missed and loved all of the @DaysofourLives.” DAYS scribe Ryan Quan tweeted, “RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!” Head Writer Ron Carlivati wrote, “My deepest condolences to the fans, friends and family of Peggy McCay.”
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