Our condolences to all “Days of Our Lives” fans.

At the age of 86, Quinn Redeker, who was a star on the popular serial opera “Days of Our Lives,” has passed away.

On December 20th, Redeker passed away in Los Angeles from causes unrelated to his illness. According to Deadline, his family shared the news of his passing with the public.

Between the years 1979 and 1987, the actor was seen on “Days of Our Lives” in the role of Alex Marshall, a nefarious character who was finally sentenced to prison for insurance fraud on the show.

Other roles that Redeker has played include that of Rex Sterling on the daytime serial opera “The Young and the Restless,” which he did from 1987 until 1994. Earlier in the series, before he took on the part of Sterling, he had recurring roles as two other characters.

The characters that Redeker brought to “The Young and the Restless” have been described as a “blessing” by the show’s official Twitter account, which paid tribute to him in a brief post.

Redeker’s performance as Rex Sterling resulted in two nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a drama series over the course of his career. The award is given out annually.

Redeker was also a screenwriter, and the screenplay he wrote for the legendary film “The Deer Hunter,” which was released in 1978 and starred Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, earned him a nomination for an Academy Award. Redeker was given a co-credit for the movie’s story, and the movie went on to win five Oscars, including the award for Best Picture.

His other cinematic work includes “The Candidate” (1972), “The Electric Horseman” (1979), and “Ordinary People” (1980), which was nominated for four Academy Awards and won two of them, including Best Picture and Best Director for Robert Redford. All three of these films were directed by Redford.

The actor has also had guest appearances on a wide variety of television programs, such as “CSI: Miami,” “Fantasy Island,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Ironside,” “That Girl,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Adam-12,” “Bonanza,” and “Sea Hunt.”

Between the years 1958 and 1959, Redeker was married to Suzanne Elizabeth Long. He later wed actress Patricia Ann Graves, whom he was married to between 1963 and 1980. The second couple ultimately became parents to four children together.

His children and two of his grandchildren will carry on his legacy after his passing.