On Monday, the daytime television industry learned of the passing of the extraordinarily talented, Patricia Elliott. Best known on television for her role as OLTL’s Renee Divine Buchanan (an ex-madam whose heart, no matter what, always belonged to one man, Asa Buchanan), and her acclaimed performances on Broadway, died at the age of 77 from cancer.
Elliott’s longtime One Life to Live co-star was six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Viki). In Llanview, Renee and Viki always crossed paths, and certainly when they were dealing with the troubles of the Buchanan men in their lives.
On her website, Slezak shared her sentiments: “My dear friend and colleague Patricia Elliott passed away from a very rare cancer on Sunday. Pat was a wonderful, kind, generous soul, with a wicked sense of humor and a great deal of talent. She was a friend, and a woman to whom I always turned when I had questions or needed advice. I will miss her and I wish her peace and quiet now, which is what she always looked for.”
In addition in her annual holiday letter to her fan club, Erika reflected back on 2015 as to her time with her family and away from show business: “All I know is that I am enjoying myself. If work comes along, and it’s good and interesting, I would probably be happy to do it, but so far, nothing interesting has shown up. So that’s just fine by me.”
Share your thoughts in the comment section below on Erika’s statement on the loss of her dear friend and colleague, Patricia Elliott, and what Erika related about the status of finding a role she would be up for playing, and she would enjoy doing.