The Young and the Restless actor Brett Hadley dead at 92: Beloved soap star passes away as friend pays tributeBy Sameer Suri For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:47, 16 June 2023 | Updated: 20:24, 16 June 2023
The Young and the Restless star Brett Hadley has died at the age of 92, it has been confirmed.
While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, the beloved actor is said to have passed away on Wednesday.
His friend, photographer Mary Ann Halpin, revealed the tragic news on Facebook.
‘It is with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye to my sweet friend Brett Hadley,’ Halpin wrote.
‘We were in an acting class and were the bad kids in the class. We sat in the back and giggled. I remember us sitting in his coverable WV….I will miss his playful and deep conversation, his funny flirty giggle and twinkling eyes. He took his last bow and gracefully left us yesterday.’
The Young and the Restless actor Brett Hadley dead at 92: Beloved soap star passes away as friend pays tribute
Beloved: Brett Hadley as Carl Williams (1980-1990) and Lilibet Stern as Patty Williams (1980-1983) in the CBS daytime drama The Young And The Restless June 24, 1982
Born on 25 September 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky, and later attended the University of New Mexico where he studied drama before finding fame and success on the show.
The actor was also known for his roles in Next of Kin (1989) and The Mad Bomber (1973).
However, he was perhaps best known for playing Carl Williams on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
Sad: His friend, photographer Mary Ann Halpin, revealed the tragic news on Facebook
He made his debut playing the Williams family patriarch in 1980 and stayed on the show until 1991, but his character lived on.
Following his exit, Carl was still mentioned on the show, often said to be ‘in the other room’ by other characters.
In 1998, Hadley returned to the show and reprised the role, as it was explained that Carl had suffered amnesia after being badly beaten in an attack.
His character Carl had started a new life under the identity of Jim Bradley and did not remember the family he had left behind.