The stars are dying like leaves fall off the trees in the fall.
The latest big name actor to have passed away is Nick Benedict… well, big if you were a fan of daytime TV.
Benedict was a veteran of several of the big daytime shoes, but he really made his mark in “Days of Our Lives.”
The death was unexpected and occurred after a series of events that started at the beginning of July, reported Fox News.
By all accounts, Benedict was doing fine until he was rushed in for emergency spinal surgery on July 2.
After the surgery, Benedict was sent to hospice, where he died from complications from the surgery on July 14, which also happened to be his birthday.
Benedict was a veteran of the daytime circuit, playing on “The Young and the Restless” for a few shows, then “Tribes” for 30 episodes, and “All My Children.”
In 1993, he finally landed a steady gig on “Days of Our Lives,” playing Curtis Reed.
Benedict has been out of the business for more than a decade, with the last credit on his IMDb profile being in 2011 for “A Beautiful Friendship.”
From the outpouring of affection on social media, he was very well-liked among his both is previous cast mates and fans.
Daytime TV fans are very loyal, and they remember their characters even when they have not been on the air for decades, as was the case with Benedict.
Benedict is survived by his wife, who, while living in Arizona, was traveling back and forth to California to work at a restaurant where she reportedly bartended.
Based on the fact that Benedict's wife was still working, I think it is safe to say that although he had a decent career, Benedict was not a rich man.
Rest in peace, sir... your fans will miss you.