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Days of our Lives star Quinn Redeker dies aged 86

Quinn Redeker dies aged 86: Days of our Lives star who played shady Alex Marshall in iconic soap opera passes away in Los Angeles

  • The iconic actor, who is best known for his portrayal of the villainous Alex Marshall in the soap opera from 1979-1987, died on December 20 in Los Angeles 
  • He was also known for his portrayal of Rex Sterling on The Young and the Restless, a role he played over more than 200 episodes 
  • He was a two-time winner at the Soap Opera Digest Awards, taking the 1983 Soapy Award for Best Villain for his role on Days of our Lives 
  • He is survived by his children Brennen, Arianne, Glaen, and Quinn Jr., and two grandchildren 

Days of our Lives star Quinn Redeker has died aged 86.

The iconic actor, who is best known for his portrayal of the villainous Alex Marshall in the soap opera from 1979-1987, died on December 20 in Los Angeles.

He was a two-time winner at the Soap Opera Digest Awards, taking the 1983 Soapy Award for Best Villain for his role on Days of our Lives 

RIP: Days of our Lives star Quinn Redeker has died aged 86 (pictured 2015)

He was also known for his portrayal of Rex Sterling on The Young and the Restless, a role he played over more than 200 episodes.

The role of Sterling saw Redeker twice nominated for an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Young and the Restless, in 1989 and 1990. 

He won the 1989 Soapy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Daytime for The Young and the Restless.

The actor also appeared in shows including  The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky & Hutch, Kojak and Barnaby Jones during his TV heyday in the 1960, 70s and 80s.

Redeker was known for his dashing portrayal of Captain Madison in 1977 TV movie, The Love Boat II. 

Heartthrob: Redeker is pictured in 1977's The Love Boat II - in which he played Captain Madison

Heartthrob: Redeker is pictured in 1977’s The Love Boat II – in which he played Captain Madison

Redeker was nominated for an Academy Award for original screenplay for 1978’s The Deer Hunter alongside Deric Washburn, Louis A. Garfinkle and Michael Cimino. 

The film – which starred  Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep – won Best Picture and Best Director at the awards,

 He is survived by his children Brennen, Arianne, Glaen, and Quinn Jr., and two grandchildren.

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