Actor and Chart Topping Recording Artist has Passed Away

Actor Bill Hayes is probably best known for his long-running role on the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” He joined the cast in 1970 and portrayed the character Doug Williams. He also ended up marrying his costar, Susan Seaforth Hayes, and later, the characters they portrayed got married on the show.

Now, “Days of Our Lives” has released the sad news that Bill has died. In a statement shared to Aol, the show explained, “It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved Bill Hayes.” The statement continued, “One of the longest running characters on ‘Days of Our Lives,’ Bill originated the role of Doug Williams in 1970 and portrayed him continuously throughout his life. He and his wife, Susan Seaforth-Hayes, remained the foundation of the Williams-Horton family spanning more than 50 years.”

The statement did not include a cause of death. Bill was 98 years old.

Seven months ago, Bill celebrated his 98the birthday in a very special way. In honor of his 98th birthday, his wife and other members of the “Days of Our Lives” cast surprised him with a birthday cake.

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