The Young and the Restless and All My Children were other shows in which the soap opera actor appeared.
Nick Benedict, a 77-year-old soap opera actor, passed away unexpectedly, and his cause of death has been determined.
An internet obituary stated that the Days of Our Lives actor, who previously starred in All My Children and The Young and the Restless, passed away on July 14 in Arizona at the age of 77 after complications following emergency spine surgery.
Jake’s Steakhouse, a restaurant in California where his wife of 22 years, Ginger, works as a bartender, also posted on Facebook about his passing. “The 14th of July was Nick Benedict’s birthday. Today, he entered the presence of the Lord. Please say a prayer for Ginger,” said the post.
Prior to Nick’s passing, the restaurant also created a GoFundMe campaign to support the couple with their financial needs. Nick had an “extreme medical issue” that required Ginger to take a leave of absence from work.
“Many of you have met Ginger, the bartender at Jake’s Steakhouse. She has spent a long time working with us.” The fundraiser website stated, “She has taken a leave of absence from us to deal with a serious medical issue with her husband Nick.”
“Nick Benedict was a painter, singer, and actor who served in the Navy. For 22 years, Ginger and Nick have been wed.” Both have a long history in the Tehachapi neighborhood.
“On Sunday, July 2, Nick underwent urgent spinal cord surgery. He was admitted to hospice on July 4th. He has neck-down paralysis. He will require ongoing support and attention.”
“They reside in Arizona, and Ginger travels back and forth,” it continued. “It would be an understatement to say that this is a stressful scenario. We want to raise money to help with bills, food, and any unexpected medical costs. Please offer prayers for Ginger and Nick as they navigate this extremely trying time.”
Many people have paid tribute to the soap opera star, including a cameraman who worked with Nick on All My Children. Nick and I are the same age; what a wonderful person. hung out with the crew like any other man. Nick, you contributed to making work enjoyable.
Another person added: “We have known Ginger and Nick for 19 years, ever when they moved to Bear Valley. They were always a lot of fun and such an integral part of the community. I’m so sorry.”
In All My Children, Nick played Phil Brent, the husband of Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane, from 1973 to 1978. He first appeared on Days of Our Lives in 1993, playing Curtis Reed, after playing Michael Scott in The Young and the Restless from 1981 to 1983. He left the show in 2001.
Additionally, he made appearances in the original Mission Impossible and Hawaii Five-O series, Entourage, The Fall Guy, The Dukes of Hazzard, Knots Landing, Medical Center, and Tales from the Darkside.