Actor John Clarke passed away on 16th October 2019. The tragic news, however, didn’t become public until 22nd October 2019. He was 88 years of age.
The “Days of Our Lives” star allegedly died in Laguna Beach, California.
Speaking to Deadline, a source close to John stated “complications of pneumonia” as the cause of death.
Back in 2007, John suffered a stroke. Ever since the said ailment, his health had been in decline.
When the news of John passing away hit the interview, fans and friends alike paid tributes on social media. “Days of Our Lives” writer Ryan Quan labeled the late actor “an important part of the show’s history… ”
Net Worth, Awards & TV Shows
Between 1965 and 2004, John Clarke portrayed the character Mickey Horton in “Days of Our Lives.”
Besides “Days of Our Lives,” John starred in TV shows such as “Hawaiian Eye,” “The New Breed” and “Death Valley Days.”
Elsewhere on the big screen, John boasted acting credits in movies including “Operation Bottleneck,” “Gun Street,” “Finger On The Trigger” and “The Satan Bug.”
In 2015, John Clarke received the Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award. At the 1979 Daytime Emmy Awards, he had earned a nod in the category Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.
Working in the show-biz, John had reportedly amassed a seven-figure sum in net worth.
Wife, Kids + Bio
At the time of his passing, John Clarke was survived by wife Patty, two kids: Melinda & Joshua and three grandchildren: Jacob, Natasha, and Catherine Grace.
Besides Joshua and Melinda, John and wife Patty had a daughter named Heidi who passed away from a heart tumor in 1994.
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Born in 1931 in South Bend, Indiana, John hailed from a military family. As a result, he got to attend many schools.
Following his high school graduation, John joined UCLA and eventually earned a BA in Theater and an MA in television.
After college, John opted to join the Air Force during the Korean War. When the tenure ended, he returned to theater.
Last modified: October 22, 2019