As news spread about the passing of Peggy McCay, her friends and co-stars took to social media to share their feelings of loss about this great lady.
McCay was a powerful force as Caroline Brady on Days of Our Lives and beloved by fans and co-workers alike. While her death may not have been a shock, her loss to the daytime world is indeed profound.
She was an inspiration to up and coming stars like Martha Madison, who shared, “I adored Peggy. She was funny, witty, and a superb actress and scene partner. She leaves a bright legacy.”
Darin Brooks (ex-Max; Wyatt, The Bold and the Beautiful) added his thoughts by saying, “RIP Momma Brady… What a truly wonderful woman… Blessed that I got to act opposite you… You will be missed and loved all of the @DaysofourLives @nbcdays #PeggyMcCay #rip”
Below are more reactions from her treasured friends. Soap Hub adds our condolences to her family, friends, and co-workers.
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— Days of our Lives (@DaysofourLives) October 10, 2018
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Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength and professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors and people. She will always be the heart and soul of the Brady family and I’m sure we will always be talking about her in the years to come. She lives on in Salem and in our hearts. #restinpeacetvmama❤️
We where truly blessed by your spirit, grace & passion! I am grateful for all our time together & to say my Daytime Grandmother was the GREAT Peggy McCay was a gift #love #dool #family #peggymccay pic.twitter.com/XLGUPSlDnI
— Greg Vaughan (@greg_vaughan) October 10, 2018
— Ron Carlivati (@carlivatiron) October 10, 2018
I just heard the news that #PeggyMccay has passed. She was like a real grandmother to me, a mentor, a great source of encouragement, and she was so hilariously fierce. You are deeply missed Peggy! #RIPGrandmaCaroline 💔#Days pic.twitter.com/EPZh7yt1Tf
— Jen Lilley (@jen_lilley) October 10, 2018
— Stephen Nichols (@officialnichols) October 10, 2018
Peggy McCay was such a beautiful and tender woman. Her Presence was truly special to be around. Very honored to have shared precious time with her. Fly with the angels Ms. McCay. ❤️🌹🙏🏽 #PeggyMcCay pic.twitter.com/HuiuT6mTMT
— Sal Stowers (@SalStowers) October 10, 2018
So sad to hear about the passing of #peggymckay. She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.#days pic.twitter.com/0NmVn8hMbP
— galen gering (@galengering) October 10, 2018
Always a classy lady our Emmy winning Peggy McCay who cared about her craft, her fellow actors and the Life of Days. She reigned well in this most pressured profession of Daytime. pic.twitter.com/27EGzNkRWi
— Thaao Penghlis (@ThaaoPenghlis) October 10, 2018
Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!
— Billy Flynn (@billymflynn) October 10, 2018
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Oh Miss McCay There’s quite a bit I have to say. A word this morning came to me when I heard the news : hutzpah. When we first met, you weren’t so sure…but one press trip did it. We sat together & I listened as you practiced your rap. Yes a rap. I asked why rap? You said – “because I haven’t done it yet, have you?” I can still recall the way you fearlessly took that stage in your 80s, fearless & brave, to go beyond self comfort for the sake of growth & a good challenge. Every time I saw you in the makeup chair there was a giant ear to ear grin, a welcoming hug & then the same exact sentiment – “so hows the work?” Peggy, you had an endless & intense love affair with acting. It inspires me to this day. Like a kid in a sandbox, she truly couldn’t wait to roll up her sleeves & get to work. Watching Peggy portray her character’s Alzheimer’s while I felt I was losing my grandfather to it, brought me understanding, patience, and comfort. We talked often about how important that storyline was & the loneliness of being trapped in your own mind. You set the bar high. And up there, heaven just got a hell of a lot more fun.
Another of the Days’ greats is gone. From the day she arrived in Salem, Peggy was a shining star, and I so enjoyed writing for her. She brought such passion and professionalism to her work as Caroline Brady. RIP, Peggy. You will be missed. ⏳❤️ #days #peggymccay #carolinebrady pic.twitter.com/2cAeJCwAtf
— Sheri Anderson (@sheriawriter) October 10, 2018
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”Coco Chanel #PeggyMcCay you did that with style, Grace & passion. You are greatly missed 😘🙋🏻♀️rest in peace fierce lady 💔#days pic.twitter.com/NdMYE6866Q
— Lauren Koslow (@laurenkoslow) October 10, 2018
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Sad to wake to the news that Peggy has passed. Peggy McCay was kind, talented, strong, full of spunk and a true professional. I didn’t know her well but did have the pleasure of working with her once. I was nervous to run lines with her. She was a legend and so respected. You didn’t have to know her personally to know what a force she was. She must have been 80 when I worked with her and she was more with it than I was in my 30’s. #RIP Peggy. #legend #grace #respect #daytime
Your ageless energy and spirit was one of a kind that filled any room you walked into. I’ll forever appreciate hearing your witty stories of working on old films and passion for each one to follow. Truly inspiring. RIP Peggy McCay🙏🏼 https://t.co/uG2LuDLw16
— Rob Wilson (@MrRobertScott) October 10, 2018