Soap opera legend Quinn Redeker has died at the age of 86.
Redeker was best known for his roles on American soaps Days of Our Lives and The Young and The Restless in the ’70s and ’80s.
Redeker’s daughter Arianne Raser confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he died of natural causes in Camarillo, California on December 20.
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The acting legend was best known for his portrayal of Alex Marshall over an impressive 848 episodes on Days of Our Lives.
He also famously starred as the handsome Captain Madison in the second The Love Boat film, titled The Love Boat II. The TV movie was a hit when it aired back in January 1977.
Above, Redeker is pictured in the film as Captain Madison.
Redeker is also credited with creating the idea behind the Oscar-winning film The Deer Hunter. The film, released in 1978, stars Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken and Robert De Niro.
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Per People, Redeker was the creative who suggested the idea of soldiers playing Russian roulette. The film ultimately won five out of its nine Oscar nominations, including best picture.
For his work on The Young and the Restless, Redeker received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 1989 and 1990 for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
His last on-screen role on Kathy Bates’ series Harry’s Law in 2012, where he played a SWAT officer.
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