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John Clarke Dead - 'Days of Our Lives' Actor Dies at 88

John Clarke Dead - 'Days of Our Lives' Actor Dies at 88

John Clarke, best known for starring on Days of Our Lives as Mickey Horton, has sadly passed away at the age of 88.

The actor passed away on Wednesday (October 16) and his daughter, The O.C. actress Melinda Clarke, sang “Ave Maria” to him as he passed peacefully.

John had previously suffered a stroke in 2007 and has had declining health in the last few years,” a family rep said in a statement (via CNN). “Above all, family life was always most important to John and his wife Patty.”

John starred on Days of Our Lives for 39 years and he left the show in 2004. He received one Daytime Emmy nomination for his work on the show and he was eventually awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award after he retired from the soap.

We send our thoughts and condolences to John‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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