Nick Benedict, a soap opera actor who was on “Days of Our Lives,” “All My Children,” and “The Young and the Restless,” has died. He was 76 years old.
Barbara Ferrante, the owner of Jakes’s Steakhouse in Tehachapi, California, where Benedict’s wife Ginger works as a bartender, confirmed the news to Fox News Digital.
“Nick Benedict’s birthday was July 14. He went to be with the Lord this day. Please pray for Ginger,” a Facebook post from Jake’s Steakhouse said.
A fundraising page organized before his death said Ginger had taken a leave of absence from the restaurant after he underwent emergency spinal cord surgery and was admitted to hospice.
One person wrote, “We have known Ginger and Nick since moving to Bear Valley 19 years ago. They were such a part of the community in every way, and always great fun. So sorry!”
Benedict’s credits included “The Dukes of Hazzard,” the “Mission: Impossible” TV series and “Knots Landing.” (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Benedict played Phillip Brent, Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) husband on “All My Children” in the 1970s. In 1980, he was on the “Young and the Restless.” He went on to play Curtis Reed on “Days of Our Lives” from 1993 to 2001.