One Life to Live star Amanda Davies, who played the teenage version of her real-life mother Erika Slezak‘s character, Victoria ‘Viki’ Lord, on the long-running ABC soap opera has died. She was 42.
Slezak, 77, confirmed the news of her daughter’s passing on the homepage of her official website.
“It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Erika’s daughter Amanda Elizabeth Davies, who died very suddenly,” a message posted Monday read.
“The family is heartbroken and would appreciate privacy at this time.”
At this time, no cause of death has been revealed.
The Post has reached out to reps for Davies and Slezak for comment.
Davies was born in 1981 to Slezak and husband Brian Davies, an actor known for his roles in American Gigolo (1980), Convoy (1978) and The Age of Innocence (1993).
Slezak played Viki for a decade on One Life To Live from 1971 through the television finale in 2012. Davies played Viki in a series of flashbacks in 2002 and in 2013, when the series was briefly revived as a web series.
Slezak won a record-breaking six Daytime Emmy Awards during her four decades in the role of Viki.
This is the second death to hit the One Life To Live family in less than two months.
Puerto Rican actor Kamar de los Reyes, who played cop Antonio Vega, died at the age of 56 on Christmas Eve after a brief battle with cancer.
Davies is survived by her mother, father, who is 85, and brother Michael, who is 43.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission
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