Condolences are going out to Michael Damian, beloved as Danny Romalotti on The Young and the Restless. The actor had been updating his fans with news of a family illness and now, the performer is updating his supporters with some sad news.
Michael Damian Suffers A Personal Loss
“My dearest friends, mom [is] united with God,” Damian posted on Instagram. “[My wife] Janeen and I and the entire family thank you for your continued prayers for her. God bless you all.” Earlier this week, Damian reached out to followers on Twitter that his mom was ailing and he appreciated prayers and support.
According to the site Married Biography, Damian’s mother’s name is Maria and she trained as a classic pianist. Damian continued in her footstep, becoming a professional actor, singer, musician, and Broadway star.
Damian’s Y&R Days
Damian joined Y&R in 1983 as singer Danny Romalotti, brother of Gina Roma (Patty Weaver). Over the years, Danny dated Lauren (Tracey Bregman) and Traci (Beth Maitland), marrying the latter after she became pregnant by another man. Danny wed Cricket (Lauralee Bell, now Christine) in Hawaii in 1991. The two were separated after Danny went off to Broadway to appear in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was a case of art imitating life as Damian was also on Broadway starring in the hit show.
Damian returned to the show but the honeymoon was over for Danny and Cricket. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) lied to Danny that they’d slept together (they hadn’t) and that her son Daniel was his (he isn’t). Danny exited the canvas after winning custody of the son he came to love as his own. Since exiting Y&R, Damian and his wife Janeen have been producing movies. Soap Hub sends sincere condolences to Damian and his family at this difficult time.