This morning, The New York Times posted an obitituary on Days of our Lives, Frances Reid, who passed away on February 3rd. While details of her death have still not been disclosed, the very well written obit, details the life and legacy of Reid and her importance to American soap culture, as the beloved Alice Horton. Here is an excerpt below.
“Alice was known to DAYS aficionados for her spirited, loving nature, her sound counsel, her family values, her annual Christmas tree decorating party and her homemade doughnuts. Over the years she was a homemaker, a hospital volunteer and board member, a cosmetics company investor and the co-founder of a shelter for teenage runaways and destitute families.
This good-citizen résumé didn’t preclude her from taking part in some wacky plots, however. At one point she helped a man accused of a killing to escape from jail (her scheme involved drugged doughnuts) because she knew he was innocent. At another point she was presumed murdered by a serial killer — choked to death, also with doughnuts — only to be resurrected (along with a number of other victims) as a captive on a remote island that looked exactly like Salem.”