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Soap Stars Share Reactions To The Death Of Prince



Just like the rest of the world, many of your favorite daytime soap stars shared their grief and their reactions today on social media to the news of the untimely death of music superstar and icon, Prince.

Prince, who was 57, was found early Thursday morning dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. The local sheriff said deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator after being summoned to his home, but that first responders couldn’t revive him.

Now TMZ is reporting that multiple sources have told them that Prince was treated in Illinois for a drug overdose last week.

Prince leaves behind an incredible legacy of music from hits such as: Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Rasberry Beret, Kiss, 1999, and so many more.   Below is just a sample of the outpouring on social media as soap stars learned of the death of this one-of-a-kind talent.

Kristoff St. Kohn:  “A beautiful soul… Such beautiful music. Forever and a day. PRINCE – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World #”

Eric Braeden: (with video of his driving in his car to Prince’s “Kiss”) “Celebrating a genius!

Doug Davidson:  ” Thanks for gracing us with your talents. God bless your soul.”

Michael Easton:  “PRINCE ROGERS NELSON Musical genius. Rest in peace.”

Nancy Lee Grahn: “Does anyone really want Prince to #princeRIP WTF is that? He’s partying like it’s 1999 wherever the party now is. And clearly it’s jammin.”

Rick Springfield:  “Beautiful is the fact that Prince’s music is playing all over the world tonight!! Peace to his friends & family.”  (former GH Star)

Michelle Stafford: “He rewrote the rule book” Goodnight Sweet Prince”

Karla Mosley:  “But there’s something else. The afterworld. A world of never ending happiness. Where you can always see the sun – day or night. #Prince”

A Martinez:  “Bathing today in the gratitude of millions. #PrinceRogersNelson #NothingCompares2You #GivingHisAlltotheEndoftheLine”

Maura West:  “Lots of memories today… ALL good. #grateful #RIP”

Crystal Chappell:  “A Strong Spirit Transcends Rules–Prince. #RIPPrince”

Lauren Koslow: “I want to be your fantasy Maybe you could be mine You just leave it all up to me We could have a good time”#Prince

So, what is your favorite Prince song of all time?  Are you deeply saddened as well by the passing of this musical genius?  Share you thoughts in the comment section below.

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Saddened on several levels about Prince leaving us. So sorry a man who brought us so much had to be found alone in an elevator.

Can’t remember ever shedding tears for the passing of any entertainer. Tonight thinking he’ll never be on TV again and remembering how it was so exciting to see Prince performing, ended up sobbing for the loss and the unfairness of the ending of his creativity. He had so much more to give us. I do hope his spirit is peaceful tonight knowing the global love shared on social media, like Twitter, and among strangers today for hours expressing the same thing: We did love Prince more than we even knew. We were blessed to live during the years he gave us so much of his genius. Thank you, Prince.

I really appreciate the honest

your post is my exact sentiment for Natalie Cole… heart wrung out

when we learned that … Maurice White… from Earth Wind and Fire.. passed

Prince Rogers Nelson… magic artistry… played all instruments.. and had full creative control…

serious tears.. that a mindset is passed

I liken musical artists

sports figures #2
Film Stars #3
notwithstanding… telee performers.. #4

I have two of his songs on my mp3 player

Controversy and Baby i’m a star

though not a conscious fan of: I laud his person.. beyond his music.. as was stated on CNN

staying true to his religion… he contributed privately to so many.. for this… i’m struck

it hurts

Kristoff St. John’s comment reminds me of another Prince connection to daytime: Vanessa Marcil was featured in the video for “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World.”

Was trying very hard not to cry at work yesterday. His music is part of the soundtrack of my life. My favorite commercial success song is “Let’s Go Crazy” and my favorite spiritual song is Under a The Cherry Moon.

Wow—there were alot of prince songs that hit the right chord in me including the song that starts off his “Hit And Run Phase 2” album which is titled “Baltimore”. If I had to pick one, it would be “Little Red Corvette”. The guitar in that song speaks to me in volumes. I will miss you Prince. Your music has always meant so much to me.

I remember hearing that Prince was a “General Hospital” fan and had a crush on Vanessa Marcil. He picked her specifically to play an actress in the video for “Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”

Yes Vanessa was the star of gh and she needs to come back and bring her star power back to a show that is sadly lacking it.

They met at a bar she frequented and he asked her why she was wasting her life away partying every night, sleeping until noon and then waking up and doing it all over again. She said (in her Intimate Portrait on Lifetime) that after that conversation she pretty much quit drinking cold turkey. That was shortly before she auditioned for GH.i

He lived his life the same way. That’s this is so shocking – there is more to the story.

And if I had to pick one “favorite” from him – difficult as it is – I would say Condition of the Heart.

“Get Off”, one of my favorite songs. Hard to pick ONE favorite. It would be like trying to pick a favorite Quartermaine! But anyway, Prince was part of my youth. I respected him for being a musician, song writer and singer. In other words, he had it all. He was an entertainer. Every passing icon or icon that time had passed, you wander, who will fill their shoes? Before Prince there was Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown and Stevie Wonder. You wandered, who could be better or hold a candle to these icons? Prince Rogers Nelson!

I cried when I heard the news. I listened to his music “When doves cry” & “Purple Rain”. The earth lost a Prince but the Heavens gained a star.

“Darling Nikki!”

Nikki…I echo your sentiment about Prince. They go along with those I have for Leonard Nimoy/Spock and David Bowie. Coincidentally, or not, Prince’s last song at the Atlanta concert was a cover of a David Bowie’s ‘Heroes.’

Thanks for posting this great talent now can the media focus on that instead of digging up dirt let the man die in peace . And if one more person tells me that is called being in the limelight I will strangle them he always kept a low profile.

Whatever dirt they dig up doesnt matter, he was a musical genius that had a positive effect on so many lives. I loved Elvis and people used to ONLY refer to his weight or his drug problem when he died BUT none of us know what it is like to walk in THEIR shoes so we should keep or mouths shut and respect their gifts and pray for their weaknesses!

Lol I’m with you but cnn is trying desperately to come up with dirt and is so sickening

N-O!!!!! It can’t be!!!!! Prince is gone!!!!! I have been a big fan of Prince’s music ever since 1981. We have lost a musical GENIUS!!!!! Prince…don’t forget to ROCK AND ROLL in Heaven!!!!! You will be missed.

Rest In Peace.


I was in absolute shock. The essence of funk, ceativity, energy, sexuality, dance, rhythm, musicianship…from amazing guitarist, jammin’ keyboards singer, writer…just a music master! You can’t help but feel the music inside of you when you listen to or watch him perform. Truly an amazing artist, one of my favorites. Truly mesmerizing. His music lives on…just watched an MTV Prince concert and his power knew no bounds. A great loss…

your post makes me smile


the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.

operative word.. being … “Indispensable”

let’s put it out their… the world being… “run” corporate greed… the house and senate being roughshod and turned by “lobbyists”

Prince person shared words through music from which to expand… wield nurture and strengthen

he bonded diversity

its a real plight… to know that Obama is on his way “out”

will Hillary Rodham Clinton renew

there are remnants left to cast your lot… (vote)

His music evokes memories of college for me. Dancing to 1999 at weekend parties, buying his albums, seeing Purple Rain with a date at the theatre. Gone too soon.

Prince’s music was such an integral party of my life for most of it. Although I think When Doves Cry is one of the best rock songs ever, my personal favorite is Sometimes It Snows In April.

My musical tastes are jazz and classical, so I surprised myself by getting emotional about his death. Being in Minneapolis brings it close to home, as well. Even if I was not a great fan of his music, there is no doubt Prince was a genius who gave a lot of joy to the world. This is a real loss.

The world lost Prince, but those of us from the southside lost Roger……………. I can still remember him running and playing on 5th Ave.

Olivia, my younger sisters knew him very well and hung out with him a lot in the years before “Purple Rain.” I was always hearing about how brilliant he was and how he was going to be a big star. I scoffed. When Prince hit big, I asked if this was the guy they had been talking about. Yep, it was. He even invited them to be in one of his music videos, but both being shy, they declined. My cousin was just remembering how my sisters introduced her to Prince at Dayton’s. They were with Prince and his girlfriend of the time, and they ran into my cousin.

Dayton’s, does that bring back memories. My brother knew him very well, grew up with him, grade school, Jr. High and high school. We never called him Prince, in the neighborhood he was Roger.

We lost another great singer probably to an overdose of drugs, when will these artists so talented and all WAKE UP! Enough is enough first Michael, then Whitney and the list goes on and on ……………..

Drugs kill folks!

My favorite 1999

Prince RIP

A musical genius who will be extremely missed. His music was the soundtrack for my generation . still can’t believe it – Such a talented dude.

I expect that when the full story comes out of this incredible man’s demise, there will be much more to it than some lame drug overdose. For one thing, it is widely known that Prince neither drinks nor takes drugs recreationally. He is also a long time vegan.

One thing is for sure, the man was amazingly talented. His loss is giant.

I agree with you totally Elizabeth. I am so sick of all the mud slinging. The man was an artist. He’s gone. Can we remember his beautiful music, talent and showmanship and stop looking under the rug for mud. You already know the pap’s as well as all the magazine’s are going to try to find dirt and if they can’t they’ll make it up. So lets not buy into the rubbish. RIP dear Prince

When Doves Cry. It was the first of his I ever heard. After that it was 1999 because in 1999 I was with my future (now) husband and we did just that. 🙂

And of course I will always remember Julia Robert’s in PRETTY WOMAN singing to Prince and saying “Don’t you just love Prince?” and Richard Gere responds “More than life itself.” Great movie, great scene, great reference.

Too many entertainers lost already this year and it is only April. 🙁

Rest In Peace Prince you were an icon ledend love you and your music. You will forever missed But never ever forgotten. Love you Prince!!!

I 1st heard Prince when I was 12 y/o (My best friend’s sister had a copy of Dirty Mind) & was listening 2 him long B4 NE1 else I knew. Back then U weren’t s’posed 2 B listening 2 Prince if U were a boy (kinda like U weren’t s’posed to be watching soaps). That same friend had a copy of Horses by Patti Smith & Bowie’s Young Americans. So Bowie & Prince have always fused 2gether in my mind. Not that I didn’t love the more commercial stuff like When Doves Cry, but the stuff that really spoke to my soul was the edgier early stuff. I saved my lunch money 4 2 weeks 2 buy my 1st copy of 1999. It costs $15 & in 1982 that was a lot of $$ 2 spend on an album. My uncle threw it in the trash when he heard Let’s Pretend We’re Married & we hadn’t even gotten 2 the good part yet (“I’m not saying this just 2 B nasty…”).Actually, some of my favorites R songs he wrote 4 other people. I’m tempted 2 say it’s “Eternity,” by Chaka Kahn, but then I think of “I Feel 4 U,” & think again. A song by Prince recorded by Prince? “It’s Gonna B a Beautiful Night.”

Wow Tristan! That’s very cool, interesting. Really brings home how we’re all the same…just “jenny from the block,” or, Prince from the block. He was destined for musical genius and fame…

Rebecca, Yep. I heard about him all the time from my sisters and just scoffed, because I was a jazz and classical snob. They knew him as a friend, and as a musician destined for greatness (as they always said!). I was just in email contact with one of my sisters and she is just beside herself with grief.

Tristan, I can imagine how upset she’d be having known him. As I mentioned in a few comments above I was a huge fan; he was just so multi-talented! From his powerful ballads ala Purple Rain ((which I’m listening to now…the film’s on MTV and he’s doing that song as I type). Moments before he was gettin’ diwn and funky and so was I (dancing around the TV, lol). Dancing is a passion of mine and his music is like a magnet pulling my body in all rhythmic directions! 😉


REPORT: CBS to Exercise Option to Renew The Bold and the Beautiful Through 2024-2025 Season

Hot on the heels of today’s announcement of The Young and the Restless being picked-up for four more season, many have wondered what this means for its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

According to a report by TV Line, during B&B’s last renewal pick-up for two years, CBS included an option for an additional year. So, when B&B’s current renewal expires this May, (just like Y&R’s was set to do) it included an additional option year.

A CBS source told the outlet, that the option will be exercised, extending B&B through the 2024-25 TV season. There most likely would be no official announcement for B&B continuing on for another year, since its not part of a newly-negotiated extension.

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The Bold and the Beautiful was co-created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and premiered on CBS back on March 23, 1987. The series will be celebrating its 37th anniversary next month.

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Currently, viewers were in for a shock when this week, it appears that the powers-that-be ended the reign of terror of supervillain Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) or did they?

With Y&R renewed for four years, B&B expected for another under its current contract with CBS, Days of our Lives renewed through its 60th season and General Hospital continuing on, it looks like there is no need to worry at present time that the four remaining soap operas are going anywhere.

So, glad to know B&B will have CBS pick-up their option for at least another year? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless Renewed for Four More Years at CBS

Congratulations are in order to the cast, crew, creatives and fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. On Wednesday, the top-rated daytime drama was renewed by the network for four more years.

The renewal will bring Y&R through the 2027-2028 television season, and brings the series through its 55th season. The Young and the Restless has continuef to remain the #1 daytime drama for over 36 years and is CBS’ longest-running series.

In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared, “The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

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According to CBS, Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. The series is also the #1 daytime program among African American viewers. Full episodes of the series are streaming on Paramount+ and CBS TVE.  The soap opera airs weekdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p..m. PT.

Y&R notables are also celebrating anniversaries in 2024 including series icons: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) for 45 years this month, and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) for 44 years. In April, the show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s wedding, which aired in April 1984 and was one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of the show.

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Other notable cast anniversaries in 2024 include: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) at 35 years and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) all at 30 years.

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The Young and the Restless debuted on March 23, 1973 and the show celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2023. Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. At present, Josh Griffith currently serves as the series executive producer and head writer.

Share your thoughts on the news that Y&R had been given a four-year renewal by CBS and will continue on with the lives of the people you love in Genoa City through its 55th season via the comment section below.

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B&B and Y&R Stars Join Heather Tom In the Celebration of Life for Her Late Mother, Marie Tom

Back on February 4th, Six-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful) shared on Instagram that her beloved mother, Marie Tom had passed away.

At that time, Heather expressed: “At 12:20 am Sunday morning, my brother, David, my sister, Nicholle, and her all but adopted son, Michael, held my beautiful mother’s hand, kissed her face and whispered I love you as she passed from this world to the next. She was my biggest champion and my most important influence.”

Over this past weekend, many of Heather B&B and former Y&R castmates, attended a celebration in honor of the life of Marie Tom, and to support Heather during this difficult time. They included: Ashley Jones (Bridget, B&B), Jennifer Gareis (Donna, B&B), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) and Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R).

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Jones shared on the touching day, “We love you, Heather Tom, We’ve known you for 25 years (or more)! It was an honor to gather together and celebrate your mom with you, David and Nicholle. 🤍🕊️ Marie Tom certainly knew how to LIVE! And I love the word you left with us… tenacity. Her memory will live on and on…❤️🙌🏼❤️”

Katherine Kelly Lang added, “It was a perfect day for Marie.”  Jones’ post contained other images from the celebration for Marie Tom.

Marie was very proud of her talented children and their accomplishment and was often by their side while they were growing up. Heather Tom first appeared on daytime as Victoria Newman, a part she played on The Young and the Restless from 1990-2003, after a three year stint on One Life to Live as Kelly Cramer, she headed to The Bold and the Beautiful in 2007 to take on the role as Katie Logan, a part she is currently playing.

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David Tom, appeared on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott from 1999-2004.  That role won David a Daytime Emmy. He later joined One Life to Live in the part of Paul Cramer from 2004-2005. Nicholle Tom continues to appear in numerous television series and film.

Share your continued well-wisues condolences to Heather, David and Nicholle on the passing of their mother, Marie Tom via the comment section below.


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