The “Young and the Restless” star was 92 years old

the “young and the restless” star was 92 years old

Brett Hadley, best known for playing Genoa City Police Detective Carl Williams Young and restlessdied, as reported Soap Opera Digest. He was 92 years old. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Hadley first joined the daytime soap in 1980, where he played the no-nonsense detective until 1990. He left the show for a few years before reprising the role from 1998 to 1999. When his character returned, it was revealed that he had been beaten cruelly and suffered from amnesia, leading to his new life as Jim Bradley.

Born on September 25, 1930, in Louisville, Kentucky, Hadley studied theater at the University of New Mexico before beginning his acting career on the stage. He would go on to have numerous guest star roles on television, including shows such as The Waltons, Kojak, Ironside, The Rockford Files, The Incredible Hulk, High to Heavenand more.

Hadley joined Young and restless after then-head writer William J. Bell decided to expand Paul Williams’ family, which brought in Carl and his wife Mary, played by Carolyn Conwell, who died in 2012.

Several of Hadley’s former colleagues shared their condolences and tributes following the news of his death.

“The passing of Brett Hadley is such sad news. He was a delight to work with and was an upbeat and happy presence in the rooms and on set,” said Beth Maitland (Traci) (per Soap Opera Digest). “He was an old-fashioned guy. Always professional but full of fun stories and laughs and was always a joy to be on stage.”

“Brett had the best sense of humor ever and he and Doug (Davidson, Paul) were a lethal pair to try to do a scene with,” added Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren). “He was a wonderful actor and a big part of YOUNG AND RESTLESS back in those years. He will be greatly missed.”

Jess Walton (Jill) said: “I was very sorry to hear of the death of Brett Hadley. Although I didn’t share many scenes with him, I always found him to be a very kind and generous man. It’s always sad to lose one of our beloved castmates and he will be sorely missed.”

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