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 June 19, 2023

Brett Hadley, 'The Young and the Restless,' dies at 92

Brett Hadley, the actor most well-known for his role in The Young and the Restless, has died. He was 92. 

Hadley's death has been confirmed by Mary Ann Halpin, a photographer who was a friend of Hadley.

"It is with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye to my sweet friend Brett Hadley," Halpin wrote on her Facebook page.

Halpin went on to recall parts of her longtime friendship with Hadley, going back to when she was 19 years old and when she and Hadley took an acting class together.

"I will miss his playful and deep conversation, his funny flirty giggle and twinkling eyes," Halpin wrote. "He took his last bow and gracefully left us yesterday. Thank you to my dear sweet soul sister Darcy Lee Caplan for midwifing him out."

At the time of this writing, the cause of Hadley's passing has not been made public.

Hadley, as stated at the outset, is most well known for his role on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. According to the New York Postthere, Hadley played Carl Williams, a Genoa City police detective and the patriarch of the Williams family.

Hadley appeared on The Young and the Restless during a period from 1980 until 1991. He then took a break from the show before appearing, once again, from 1998 to 1999.

Halpin says that she once made an appearance alongside Hadley on The Young and the Restless. She writes in her Facebook post, "I was fortunate to get a small part on the show as a loose woman named Angela. Amazingly, we were in the same scene together."

Hadley first began working on television in the early 1970s.

According to the Post, he had "guest roles on a long list of series including The Name of the Game, Room 222, The F.B.I., Ironside, Lucas Tanner, The Waltons, and Kojak."

Hadley's first major recurring role, according to the outlet, was on Marcus Welby, M.D. That was in 1970. It was roughly a decade later that Hadley made his first appearance on The Young and the Restless.

Since the news of his passing, several past and present The Young and the Restless stars have been offering tributes to Hadley.

Kate Linder, who has been on the show since the early 1980s, wrote, "Brett was an amazing actor. He definitely owned that role. I can still hear his voice. There will never be another Carl Williams. My heart goes out to his family and friends."

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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