‘One Life to Live’ Actress Amanda Davies Dies at 42

Amanda Davies, known for her role in the popular ABC soap opera “One Life to Live,” has passed away at the age of 42. The news was confirmed by her mother, Erika Slezak, 77, who also starred in the show. Slezak shared the tragic news on her official website, expressing the family’s deep sorrow and requesting privacy during this difficult time. The cause of Davies’ death has not been disclosed.

Born in 1981, Davies was the daughter of Slezak and Brian Davies, an actor recognized for his performances in films such as “American Gigolo” (1980), “Convoy” (1978), and “The Age of Innocence” (1993). Davies followed in her parents’ footsteps, making her mark in the acting world.

In “One Life to Live,” Slezak portrayed the character Victoria “Viki” Lord for over four decades, from 1971 until the show’s conclusion in 2012. Davies played the younger version of her mother’s character in a series of flashbacks in 2002 and reprised the role in 2013 when the show was briefly revived as a web series.

The family, including Slezak, Brian Davies, 85, and Davies’ brother Michael, 43, attended numerous public events together. One such event was the New York City premiere of “Flubber” in 1997, held at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

Slezak’s portrayal of Viki earned her a record-breaking six Daytime Emmy Awards, cementing her legacy in the world of soap operas. Davies’ death marks the second loss for the “One Life to Live” family in less than two months. In December, Kamar de los Reyes, who played Antonio Vega on the show, passed away at 56 after a short battle with cancer.

Davies leaves behind her mother Erika, father Brian, and brother Michael. The family has yet to release any further statements regarding her sudden passing.