Today, May 12, at the end of its latest episode, Days of Our Lives paid tribute to Philece Sampler and fans are curious to know who she was.
Days of Our Lives is one of the longest-running television shows in history. The cast has graced our screens for years, and it’s hard to forget the faces that have entertained us for over five decades.
However, only after seeing a message dedicated to the late star, many have realized that Philece had passed away. Fans have since paid a tribute to the late actor on social media.
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Who was Philece Sampler?
Philece was an American actor, who passed away on July 1, 2021. She was 67 at the time of her death.
She began her acting career with stints in shows such as Days of our Lives and Another World. Philece was on the NBC drama between 1981 and 1983. She also made guest appearances in 1984.
The actress was seen as Renee Dumonde, the on-screen daughter of Joe Mascolo and Brenda Benet, who played Stefano DiMera and Brenda Benet.
Apart from television dramas, Philece was a notable star in the Anime world. She featured as a voice actor in shows such as Digimon Adventure and The Legend of Korra.
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Nelson Aspen announced her death
On July 2, 2021, journalist and actor Nelson Aspen shared the news of the death of his dear friend, Philece.
The actress, who was 15 days shy of her 68th birthday, is said to have passed away due to a heart attack.
Nelson and Philece met on the sets of Another World, which the actress joined after her roles in Day of Our Lives and Rituals.
“She gave 1000% to anything she did. In a fickle business like Entertainment, I’m proud that we stayed so close right up to the very end of her life. Cherish your loved ones every moment, folks,” Nelson wrote on Instagram.
Fans pay tribute to the late star
Fans of Days of Our Lives are happy to see a tribute for Philece as many hadn’t got a chance to see her character on the show.
One tweeted: “Kudos Ron for the touching tribute to Philece Sampler today. A lot of us fans never got to watch her on Days live but we are very fortunate to have seen some of her past scenes via the internet. She was beautiful inside and out. Thank you for honouring her”
“@carlivatiron Very nice touch at the end of today’s show re Philece Sampler. I’m old enough to remember those original episodes. Renee / PS, both faves of mine & my mom’s- may she also Rest In Peace,” wrote another.
Another wrote: “What a nice and unexpected tribute to Philece Sampler”