Iconic Actor Dead at 98

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of the legendary soap opera actor, Bill Hayes. Best known for his role on Days of Our Lives, Hayes captured the hearts of audiences for years with his incredible talent and on-screen chemistry with his real-life wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes. Their love story transcended the small screen, captivating fans both on and off the set.

In 1970, Bill and Susan first crossed paths on the show’s set, and their connection was instantaneous. Four years later, on October 12, 1974, they exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony, sealing their love in both real and reel life. And to add an extra touch of romance, the couple even recited the vows from their actual wedding during their characters’ wedding on the show in October of 1976. Talk about a true love story!

But Bill Hayes was not just an accomplished actor, he was also a talented singer. Many of you may recognize his voice from his popular song, The Ballad of Davy Crockett. Take a moment to listen to his soothing and melodic voice as we remember this multi-talented artist.

Unfortunately, we do not have all the details surrounding Bill Hayes’s passing at this time. However, one thing is for sure: his legacy will live on. At the age of 98, Bill Hayes left an indelible mark on the soap opera industry and touched the lives of many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this incredibly difficult time.