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Days of our Lives’ Beloved Frank Parker Passes Away

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Sad news to report on Tuesday night.  One of the most beloved patriarchs of the Days of our Lives on-screen family, Frank Parker (Shawn Brady) has died.  The actor was suffering from complications from Parkinson’s and Dementia.  He was 79-years-old.

Frank passed away last week on September 16th.  Parker played Shawn Brady, often called “Pop” on the NBC soap opera; the mainstay of the Brady clan from 1983 to 2008.  When he left the series he was given a major exit story as a hero, when he gave up his oxygen mass=k to save his son, Bo (Peter Reckell) on what was to be a doomed airline flight.

Parker also appeared on the soaps:  General Hospital as Paddy Kelly, The Young and the Restless and Never Too Young.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Danielle Buckles and Lindsay Parker (Travis Burbank); his grandson, Jaxson Dale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

With the news of Frank’s passing. his former co-stars are taking to social media to share their grief and remembrances of him.

Here are a few and we will add more as they come to light:

Eileen Davidson:  “I loved working with Frank Parker. What a good man and a terrific actor. RIP”

Stephen Nichols: “Rest In Peace Frank Parker Good man Good actor. Best TV pop in law So full of Blarney and Joy! Much love on your Journey.”

Wally Kurth: “This is sad news. I so enjoyed spending time with this man. He was a natural actor. Very believable – with a twinkle in his eye that matched his Irish brogue. RIP Frank”

James Reynolds: , loved to sing and with a smile would burst into song. RIP Frank!

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RIP Frank Parker. He was great and memorable as Shawn “Pop” Brady.

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Sad. RIP

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I definitely remember him as Paddy Kelly on GH. May he rest in peace.

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I remember watching the doomed airline flight episode and Mr. Parker’s exit storyline. May he rest in peace.

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Condolences to his family and co-stars at DAYS. I really enjoyed watching him as Shawn on DOOL. Rest in Peace.

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Sorry to see this.May God bless you and rip.

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Sad news…whats the update on Peggy Mckay????

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Days of our Lives Shuts Down Production For Two Weeks Due to Positive COVID-19 Test

NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Seaview circle comes alive again to benefit the Actor’s Fund when the highly successful virtual reunion series “Stars in the House” hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley welcomes cast members from Knots Landing!

Participating in the livestream virtual event will be: Donna Mills (Abby), Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Knots Landing’s creator, David Jacobs.

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This is also the first time the leading stars of the legacy primetime CBS soap opera that ran from 1979-1993 will make an appearance together since the passing of their beloved cast member, Kevin Dobson (Mack).

 

This event as well as all others brought to you by Stars in the House is to support those impacted by COVID-19 in the entertainment industry and as Donna Mills expressed: “The Actors Fund helps people in all branches of the entertainment industry during this very difficult time.”

The Knots Landing live reunion is scheduled for Friday October 8th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST and you can watch it here.

So, will you be checking out the KL special?  Let us know in the comment section below, but first, if you have not done so already, check out Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with Michele, Joan and Doona from earlier this year when we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic show.

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