Don Hastings released a statement mourning the loss of his As The World Turns co-star as it was confirmed that Kathryn Hays sadly passed away last month at the age of 87
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American sitcom actress Kathryn Hays has died at the age of 87.
The late star, best known for her role on As The World Turned, sadly passed away on March 25 in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Corresponding TVLineKathryn’s former ATWT co-star Don Hastings said in a statement, “Our relationship as Bob and Kim was as close as Kathryn and my relationship, except we weren’t married.
“We were more like brother and sister and we were good friends.
“Our biggest argument was that she always wanted to rehearse and I wanted to take a nap.
“This is a great loss for everyone who knew her.”
Kathryn made her name as Kim Hughes on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1972 to 2010.
Before landing her best-known performance, the late actress Elizabeth Reynolds played Pride on the NBC western series The Road West with co-stars Barry Sullivan and Andrew Prine during the 1966-67 television season.
In 1968, Kathryn made a cameo appearance on Star Trek – she took on the role of a mute alien named Gem who was able to take on the pain and injuries of others and thereby heal them.
The late actress was no stranger to various sitcoms and soap operas over the years, while also appearing in such films as Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) and Counterpoint (1968).
In later years, Kathryn guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order.
The mother of one’s last work came in May 2020 when she was featured in an episode of The Locher Room, a series of YouTube episodes that reunited various soap stars.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-kathryn-hays-dead-87-26623866 Kathryn Hays dead at 87: Don Hastings mourns 'As The World Turns' actress