The daytime community grew dimmer in 2017 as we lost many bright stars over the year. Like GUIDING LIGHT’s Miriam Colón (Maria), THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Jay Bontatibus (ex-Tony), and DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Heather North (Sandy). And over on ABC, we said farewell to Richard Hatch, who got his start as Philip Brent on ALL MY CHILDREN, and the beloved Peter Hansen, who played attorney Lee Baldwin on GENERAL HOSPITAL for decades.
In the gallery below we take a look at the performers who died in 2017. All of them will be deeply missed, but their legacy lives on in the memories of their families, friends, and fans.
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