It’s been five years since Peter Reckell thrilled fans as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives but that doesn’t matter to his legion of fans who continue to miss his larger-than-life presence on the NBC soap. Now comes word that he’s had to face a very sad loss.
Peter Reckell Suffers Incredible Loss
The actor has been living with his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, and their daughter Loden in New Zealand, but Moneymaker informed their followers about sad news regarding her husband’s father.
“@peterreckell ‘s dad, Russ Reckell, departed peacefully and surrounded by love on June 27, 2020. Peter traveled safely back to MI to say his final goodbye. This is a pic from happier days when the Reckell men took a snow-machine trip together,” she wrote, along with a red heart emoji and “4Ever.”
It has only been just over a year since the beloved star lost his mother Barbara, in which he said at the time, “My Mother was a powerful, compassionate, creative, giving person who will be missed by the many people she touched in her life. Thanks for all the loving thoughts. My family has pulled together to help each other and my father in this difficult time.”
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Soap Hub sends condolences to Reckell and his entire family during this difficult time.
@peterreckell ‘s dad, Russ Reckell, departed peacefully & surrounded by love on June 27, 2020. Peter traveled safely back to MI to say his final goodbye. This is a pic from happier days when the Reckell men took a snow-machine trip together. ❤️4Ever pic.twitter.com/12MBH2Oz08
— Kelly Moneymaker (@kellymoneymaker) July 6, 2020
Days of our Lives History
DOOL made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.
From Stefano DiMera’s (Joseph Mascolo) evil schemes to Victor Kiriakis’s (John Aniston) one-liners to the epic love story of Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso), DAYS knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more. Sadly, times are shifting and daytime soap operas are shrinking.
Bringing the Drama
It is one of only four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.