He was eighty-six years old. And the news is tragic. But Days of our Lives star Quinn Redeker has passed away. The actor was most famous for playing the role of Days of our Lives villain Alex Marshall in the soap opera from 1979 to 1987. Redeker passed away on December 20, 2022, in Los Angeles while surrounded by family, but news of his death was announced weeks later by his family on January 9, 2023.
Redeker was a highly awarded actor. He was the two-time winner of the Soap Opera Digest Awards. He also took home the Soapy Award for Best Villian in 1983 for his role on Days of our Lives. His time on the show came to an end after Marshall was sent to prison for committing an insurance scam of burning down his own property, The Salem Inn.
In addition to his time on Days of our Lives, Redeker also portrayed Rex Sterling on The Young and the Restless. He was featured in more than two hundred episodes of that soap opera, making him an extremely prolific soap opera actor.
For his role as Sterling, Redeker was twice nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series during the 1989 and 1990 seasons of The Young and the Restless. In addition, Redeker also won the 1989 Soapy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for his time on The Young and the Restless, in which he portrayed Rex Sterling.
Redeker wasn’t just a talented soap opera. He also worked as a screenwriter and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay for the 1978 hit film The Deer Hunter, which starred Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro.
The news of Quinn Redeker’s death saddened the soap opera community, with many fans remembering his powerful performances and strong character development.
In honor of Redeker, Days of our Lives will dedicate an episode to him in which they will feature some of his best moments on the show. This is a fitting tribute to Redeker, who was an icon of the soap opera world.
The eighty-six-year-old actor is survived by his children, Brennen, Arianne, Glaen, and Quinn Jr., and two grandchildren.
Redeker’s final role was as President Ronald Reagan in the 2012 movie Big Miracle, which also starred Drew Barrymore.
The soap opera community mourns the loss of Quinn Redeker, an icon of daytime television. His legacy will live on through his powerful performances and strong character development that inspired generations of viewers. Rest in peace, Quinn Redeker.
We send our condolences to the family and friends of Quinn Redeker for their loss. He will be deeply missed. May his legacy and memory be an inspiration to all.
Thank you for being part of our lives, Quinn Redeker! Rest in peace.
Do you remember watching Quinn Redeker perform in his famous roles for Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless?