Horrible news today outside the world of entertainment:
Amanda Elizabeth Davies, the veteran's daughter A life to live Actress Erika Slezak has died unexpectedly.
She was 42 years old.
How did Amanda Davies die? What was the cause?
This tragedy was confirmed on Monday evening by Slezak's official website, which published the following message:
“It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Erika's daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Davies, who passed away very suddenly.
The family is heartbroken and would appreciate privacy at this time.“
Other than the note about his death being sudden, no official cause of death has been revealed at this time. We will update as we know more.
Amanda Elizabeth Davies' career and her work with her legendary mother
Slezak played the character Victoria “Viki” Lord on One Life to Live, which aired on ABC from 1968 to 2012 (and was briefly revived as a web series in 2013).
During his four decades on the show, Slezak won a record six Daytime Emmy Awards.
Meanwhile, Davies played the teenage version of her mother's character in several flashbacks in 2003.
She appears below on the set of this soap opera alongside her famous mother:
Davies' father, Brian Davies, is also an actor and has starred in American Gigolo, Convoy, The Age of Innocence and other films.
“This just broke my heart. My thoughts are with dear Erika at this time. I know how much he loved her children,” wrote television journalist Michael Fairman on Twitter following the news of Davies' death last night.
Her post included a photo of Slezak and Davies smiling together.
This is the second death to affect One Life to Live in as many months.
Last December, Kamar de los Reyes, who played police officer Antonio Vega, died at the age of 56 after a brief battle with cancer.
Last summer, Slezak also shared his condolences after his One Life to Live co-star Andrea Evans, who took on the role of teenager Tina Lord, died of cancer in July 2023 at age 66.
“Andrea and I worked together for a long time,” Slezak wrote on her website at the time.
“On her first day of work, she lived a block from me and I walked her to work.
“She was just a little girl, never been to New York, so sweet, kind and loving. It is surprising that she has played such a complicated, confusing and selfish character so well.”
We send our condolences to Erika Slezak and others who knew Amanda Elizabeth Davies well.
Rest in peace.
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