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Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, passes away at age 80  

Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, passes away at age 80 after cancer and Covid battle

Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, has passed away at age 80.

Her daughter Leslie Bova announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday and said her mother had passed following a battle with cancer and COVID-19.

‘My mother died. May 22, 2022,’ she posted. ‘Thank you for having Chris, Me & Gaby so that we could have Gianna, Wilder & Sterling. We love you. You fought Cancer & COVID-19 like a champ. Rest, you brilliant, woman. Thank you, mom. R.I.P.’

Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on Guiding Light for nearly 10 years, has passed away at age 80

Lee played 7th Street boarding house owner and operator Reardon on Guiding Light from 1981 to 1990.

Before appearing on the beloved series, she appeared in several other soap operas.  

Her very first acting role was a part in Love of Live, where she played Barbara Sterling in 29 episodes, according to IMDb.

She later appeared in One Life to Live.

Her daughter Leslie Bova announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday

 Her daughter Leslie Bova announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday

Bova said in her heartbreaking announcement that her mother had battled cancer and COVID-19 'like a champ'

Bova said in her heartbreaking announcement that her mother had battled cancer and COVID-19 ‘like a champ’

Her last role was in a 1991 episode of Reasonable Doubts.

Lee’s acting resume also includes roles in Kojak, Maude, and Equal Justice.

Lee also acted on Broadway with roles in Cactus Flower, Agatha Sue, I Love You, Teibele and Her Demon, My Daughter, Your Son, The Plough and the Stars and An American Millionaire according to People. 

In addition to her role on Guiding Light, Lee has appeared in several other soap operas

In addition to her role on Guiding Light, Lee has appeared in several other soap operas

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