Days of our Lives Stars Honor the Late, Great Bill Hayes

Beloved actor Bill Hayes, known for his role as Bill Hayes on Days of our Lives, has passed away at the age of 98. Co-stars and friends from the show, as well as others in the entertainment industry, are sharing their thoughts and memories of the actor.

Kristian Alfonso, who played Doug's daughter Hope on the show, expressed her love for Hayes and thanked him for his support and warmth throughout her time on the show. Peter Reckell, who played Bo, spoke about Hayes as a mentor and friend, praising his open-hearted nature. Bryan Cranston, who appeared on DAYS before his breakout role on Loving, shared a story about Hayes' kindness and support during his early days as an actor.

Hayes and his wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes, were the only couple from soap operas to be featured on the cover of Time magazine. Kassie DePaiva, who recurs as Eve on DAYS, shared her sadness about Hayes' passing and described him as one of the kindest and sweetest people she's ever met. Colleen Zenk, a friend of the couple, expressed her heartbreak and described Hayes as a talented and loving person.

Other co-stars and friends, including Carson Boatman, Nadia Bjorlin, Mary Beth Evans, and Jackée Harry, also shared their memories and admiration for Hayes. Ron Carlivati, the head writer of DAYS, paid tribute to Hayes' talent and kindness as an actor.

Thaao Penghlis, who played Tony and Andre on the show, expressed his condolences to Susan Hayes and praised Bill's singing abilities.

A throwback Twitter account also shared a scene from DAYS featuring Hayes and Susan Hayes, in which Doug appears as a spirit to Julie after everyone believed he had been killed by a serial killer.

Bill Hayes will be remembered for his talent, kindness, and love for his fellow actors. He leaves behind a legacy in the entertainment industry and will be greatly missed by his fans and friends.

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