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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

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Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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K. Susan Fontana
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K. Susan Fontana

Just enjoyed Michael last weekend on the Wild West Chronicles!!! He will be missed! He gave me many years of enjoyment!!!

maureen semenchuck
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maureen semenchuck

Rest in peace Michael Nader I loved you as Dimitri marik on all my children!

JJ
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JJ

Zoom memorials are inhumane.

Ang
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Ang

What a ridiculous thing to say, especially after what we’ve all been through in 2020 & this year!!

Vi
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Vi

We have no choice. Thats the safe way these days. Really!

Celia
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Celia

WHAT???????? What the heck does that even mean? A simple RIP would do.
Rest In Peace, Michael!!

Gayle
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Gayle

I always enjoyed Michael’s performances. He was great in Perry Mason. Condolences to his family and friends.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

This news saddens me, along with countless other fans, no doubt. I watched Nader on both Dynasty and AMC. He was always a dynamic, charismatic screen presence. Speaking of which, I was thrilled that Nader participated in the recent virtual Dynasty reunion, hosted by Emma Samms. It was an amazing event, enhanced by Nader’s participation. He will be missed…

Ms. Pat
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Ms. Pat

Thanks Jamesj75 you expressed exactly what I was feeling. Take care.

Ms. Pat
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Ms. Pat

Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Michael Nader, He will be truly missed.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, Ms. Pat. You take care as well.

Gloria Darrington
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Gloria Darrington

I am so very sorry to just hear this news of the passing of Michael Nader. Loved him on AMC. He surely will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Elisabeth Anderson
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Elisabeth Anderson

Michael Nader was quite handsome and magnetic.

Leslie Fine
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Leslie Fine

My very favorite man, I loved Michael. I just set up a website honoring Joan Collins and Michael. I’m so sad. I loved the character of Dex Dexter on Dynasty. He made the show for me…..I fell in love not only with his character but with all that I have read and the interviews I have seen. I have seen just about his films, I’m just missing the mini series he made with Susan Lucci. Michael was not only handsome but to me, the sexiest man alive. He was fantastic in Lucky Chances, what a fabulous actor. I’ll miss him… Read more »

Carolyn Boggan
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Carolyn Boggan

Amen he was the best. My heart ❤ goes out to his family.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

How I love the original DYNASTY. Michael Nader’s Dex was the only man who could satisfy Alexis and meet her on her own terms. Their love scenes were often over the top but who cares? We bought it because the actors were so good and the stories irresistible (well, until Fallon was kidnapped by E. T.) Condolences to his family.

Leslie Fine
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Leslie Fine

Picked up my phone……his picture was on the front. Got into my car …..his picture is on my dashboard. I say I love him would be putting it mildly and to say I’ll miss him every day would be putting it even more mildly. Since I watch a bit of Dynasty every night, I’ll cry when I see Dex.

Christina
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Christina

Well, now I’m sad. I loved AMC; was never a huge Erica fan but I adored her and Dimitri.

Julie Weaver
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Julie Weaver

So sorry for your loss. Loved watching him on Dynasty and All My Children. He was a great actor with a heart of gold. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and stay safe. God bless and be with you all in this most difficult time.

Jennifer Brooks
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Jennifer Brooks

In 1984 my college roommate and I had the only color TV in our dorm. An entire hallway full of girls used to cram into our room on Wednesday nights to watch Dynasty. Oh, how we loved Dex Dexter!!
I also watched him and loved him on All My Children.
An era that’s long gone now.
RIP.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

It saddens me to hear this news. Mr. Nader had a great career. He was perfect and necessary as Sex on Dynasty. And I really enjoyed him on All My Children. I really loved that serial in the 1990s because of the Marick storylines. Time passes and talents like all of us must go on to the next world. With soaps especially, it’s like family!

Karen
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Karen

Erica & Dimitri were the ultimate super couple of AMC. I was just re-watching the Budapest story today. May he rest in peace. He will foever have a special place in my heart.

Sharon D Clarke
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Sharon D Clarke

So sad. He was such a great actor. I watched on Dynasty as Alexi’s man Dex and as Susan Lucci’s 3rd husband on All my Children.RIP Michael

Leslie Fine
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Leslie Fine

What about his autobiography he was writing.? Can Jodi finish it or maybe someone else ……publish it just the way it is. He promised it to us too n an interview.

Domita Walls
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Domita Walls

Yes I remember him on Dynasty and all my Children.I loved his acting skills.

Lynne Sheridan
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Lynne Sheridan

So sorry to hear about that he was a great actor. My heart goes out to his family

DB
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DB

He was a good friend back in the 80s & 90s when would get together in Louisville. RIP my brother!!!

Blanaid
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Blanaid

Noble and hunky
Heaven has a new star
Shine on dear Michael

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This is profoundly sad news. I absolutely loved Michael Nader. He was wonderful in Bare Essence, Dynasty and All My Children. He was great in all his episodic TV roles too. This is such a tremendous loss to the entertainment world. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Carrie
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Carrie

Prayers to his family and I hope he wasn’t in terrible pain. I have fond memories of watching Dynasty with my mom and I remember him. He was so handsome.

Val Schmidt
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Val Schmidt

Always loved him on Dynasty and AMC..Godspeed

Stephanie Ruggiero
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Stephanie Ruggiero

Very sad news ! My deepest condolences go out to his wife of 18 yrs, his stepmom daughter & the rest of his family including his many dogs loved ones friends fans & all who loved Michael! He is now an angel watching over us!

Chris
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Chris

So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I enjoyed the old Beach Blanket Bingo with Michael along with Linda Evans (both early performances in their long careers). Thanks for entertaining me over the years. He was a big hero of mine due to his kind heart in rescuing animals.
R I P Michael.

Juliet
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Juliet

I enjoyed him on All My Children as well on Dynasty. You have my deepest sympathy. May he Rest In Paradise.

Joan Kee
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Joan Kee

I loved watching Micheal on Dynasy, and All my children. He was a great actor. My Condolences to his family.

Angela warner
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Angela warner

Rest in peace Mr Michael Nader. As Dimitri on All My children. Marriage Erica Kane and Dex on dynasty Married to Joan Collins. A fine actor and a great leading man in the roles or would she portrayed may you rest in eternal peace plan your most important role of a lifetime you thanks for the memory and sharing your talents with all of us! RIP… Gone but not to be. Forgotten!

Mark
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Mark

What a really good and cool actor. He was so debonair and smooth you could say . I’ve been a fan of his since he first popped up on Dynasty when I was in high school. He was charming and extremely charismatic. As they used to say a real man’s man.
And one of the greatest characters of All on All My children , he was always my favorite of Erica’s husband. LOL
Rest In Peace and thank you for the joy you brought us and the fun.

Mariecmary
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Mariecmary

Sad hear Michael Nader passed away watch him on all my children & Dyansty he will be missed

Kathleen Garner
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Kathleen Garner

It’s like my childhood is being taken away… everyday. So sad to see Michael is another one gone… too soon! May He Rest In Paradise!

Sheila Burk
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Sheila Burk

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Nadar! He was a debonair man like his characters he played! RIP Micheal!!

jodiemccarthy233@gmail.com
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jodiemccarthy233@gmail.com

RIP l remember him well as he played Husband, one of many to Erica Kane in AMC. A great man to our canine population! Will be missed!

Leslie Fine
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Leslie Fine

This has broken my heart. I love Michael so much and I’m so sad. He was such a beautiful sexy man and a very fine actor with a great voice. He’ll always be my Dex Dexter. I watch a few episodes every night. I love the show and especially Dex and Alexis. I’m a real Dame Joan Collins fan. They had great chemistry which is the name of the game. I this Joan was something like 12 years older than Michael but she is so fantastic for any age, it doesn’t matter but their chemistry was incredible. R.I.P. to a… Read more »

Cecil James
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Cecil James

I remember watching him in Beach Blanket Bingo with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello he was also in the tv series Gidget with Sally Field what an amazing actor and his performance as Farnsworth Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick was outstanding even in the online version of AMC he continued to be a class act he will be missed my heart goes out to his family his relative is late actor Gary Nader.

Sharon Hieb
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Sharon Hieb

Back in the 50’s as a teen I have his uncle picture every where. George Nader

Sharon Hieb
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Sharon Hieb

As a teen in the 50’s I loved his uncle George Nader. Nice looking men

Linda M
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Linda M

A huge fan of his work on All My Children and Dynasty

Pamela
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Pamela

Loved him ❤️my favorite tv actor when I was young, so sorry for his family

Vickie
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Vickie

I was not a big Dynasty fan, but I loved and watched all of the All My Children episodes. Such a big fan of Michael and Susan. He will definitely be missed. I might have to watch some of the shows I have not seen. Loved that he and Jodi fostered dogs along with adoption. My daughter and I have 3 of our own foster/adoption furbabies. We have probably also fostered over 100 in the years we have been doing it. Rest in peace Michael and now the family has a guardian angel to watch over them and all of… Read more »

Connie Cooke
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Connie Cooke

Sending sincere sympathy to Michael’s family. What a talented actor and personable guy. I had the pleasure of chatting with him at a JFK airport baggage claim in July 1978. I recognized him from my mom’s favorite soap opera, so I asked him about the latest plot twist and he told me he’d just come from LA, I believe saying his sister had a new baby. Somewhere I have a photo with him, I hope it can be found. Thanks Michael for sharing your talent, and for a wonderful memory, RIP …

Anne
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Anne

Michael was, in my opinion, an outstanding actor. He would have been a great addition to cast of Days of Our Lives.

blogzilla
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blogzilla

Even as a grandpa he was sexy as f—

Elaine Lange
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Elaine Lange

Michael Nader leaves many great memories with us. Many prayers to the families & close friends. Sad to lose another great legend.

Katebisquit
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Katebisquit

So incredibly sad to hear. Praying for your family and loved ones!

Melissa f Speer
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Melissa f Speer

Sorry about the lost i watch Dynasty an i enjoyed it i wish its still on to watch i surely miss watching it .

Lawrence Zamparelli
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Lawrence Zamparelli

May he rest in Soap Opera heavon. You are truly missed as an actor and an human.

ARTHUR EDMONDS
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ARTHUR EDMONDS

WHAT COULD BETTER THAN WATCHING. ALEXIS. AND. DEX. ON DYNASTY.. MICHAEL AND JOAN WERE AWESOME! REST IN PEACE! VERYSAD!

MaryLynn
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MaryLynn

Thank you for the many wonderful years you gave. Rest in peace.

COOKIE WALKER
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COOKIE WALKER

Yes he will be missed great actor love him and everything he played in. May he rest in peace or if it’s heaven. And God bless the family with the strength they live on and always live with his memories.

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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