Days of Our Lives star John Clarke dies aged 88
Days of Our Lives star John Clarke has died at the age of 88.
The soap actor passed away "peacefully" at his home in Laguna Beach, California, his daughter, The OC actress Melinda Clarke confirmed.
He was one of the original cast members of the long-running show, appearing in the debut episode in 1965.
John played Mickey Horton for 39 years in total before retiring in 2004.
He suffered a stroke in 2007 and his health had since deteriorated, his family said.
Throughout his career he appeared in numerous TV shows, including The Twilight Zone, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman and Maverick.
His film roles included Judgement At Nuremberg, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Man Missing and The Satan Bug.
John was awarded the Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 in recognition of his role as Mickey.
In 1979 he picked up an Emmy nomination for Best Daytime actor.
Melinda, who also appeared on Days of Our Lives playing Faith Taylor, confirmed news of his passing to Entertainment Weekly.
A trained opera singer, she sang Ave Maria to her father as he died.
John is survived by his wife Patty, son Joshua and Melinda, along with three grandchildren.
He had another daughter, Heidi, who died of a heart tumour in 1994.
His obituary states: "Above all, family life was always most important to John and his wife Patty
"John's greater-than-life personality will leave a lasting impression on all his family and friends who love him."
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