- Slezak confirmed her daughter’s passing on Monday via her website
- The cause of death has not yet been revealed
- Davies played the teenage version of her mother’s character, Victoria ‘Viki’ Lord, on the popular ABC soap opera
One Life to Live star Amanda Davies has died at 42.
Davies played the teenage version of her real-life mother Erika Slezak‘s character, Victoria ‘Viki’ Lord, on the popular ABC soap opera.
The Daytime Emmy-winning actress, 77, confirmed her daughter’s passing on Monday, via her website, sharing the star passed ‘very suddenly’.
‘It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Erika’s daughter Amanda Elizabeth Davies, who died very suddenly,’ the message read. ‘The family is heartbroken and would appreciate privacy at this time.’
The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
One Life to Live star Amanda Davies (L) has died at 42; Pictured with her mother Erika Slezak at the Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 1995
Davies is survived by her mother, actor father Brian Davies, 85, and brother Michael, 43.
Slezak welcomed Amanda with Brian in 1981. He is known for roles in American Gigolo, Convoy, and The Age of Innocence.
Slezak played Viki on One Life To Live from 1971 until the television finale in 2012.
She won a record-breaking six Daytime Emmy Awards during her time on the show.
Slezak is the daughter of Walter Slezak, who is a Tony-winning actor, famous for starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat.
Later on her daughter Amanda played the character in a number of flashbacks in 2002 and in 2013, when the show was revived as a web series.
This is the second death to affect the One Life To Live cast in less than two months.
Actor Kamar de los Reyes, who played cop Antonio Vega, died on Christmas Eve at the age of 56, following a battle with cancer.