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Remembering the Daytime Soap Opera Stars We Lost in 2017

The daytime soap opera community grew dimmer in 2017 as we lost many bright stars over the year. Like the beloved Peter Hansen, who played attorney Lee Baldwin on General Hospital for decades and Richard Hatch, who got his start as Philip Brent on All My Children. And over on CBS and NBC, we said farewell to Guiding Light’s Miriam Colón (Maria), [The Young and the Restless](' Jay Bontatibus (ex-Tony), and Days of Our Lives' Heather North (Sandy).

In the gallery below, we take a look at the performers who died in 2017. All of them will be deeply missed, but their legacy lives on in the memories of their families, friends, and fans. Scroll down to see.