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Soap Vet Crystal Chappell Mourns the Loss of Her Mother


Please join us in sending love and condolences to daytime veteran Crystal Chappell, who is mourning the death of her mother. The actress — whom soap fans recognize from her roles as DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Carly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Maggie, and GUIDING LIGHT’s Olivia — shared the devastating news on Instagram and Twitter on June 4.

“On this day, my mom decided to become an angel,” the actress announced on Instagram, posting a photo of what appears to be a teenaged Chappell and her mother sharing a hug in a kitchen. “She was fierce, devoted, way before her time, smart, unsure of herself at times but committed to learning. I have no doubt she will continue to guide me. Love you, Momma!”

In a complementary post on Twitter, Chappell — who won a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for VENICE: THE SERIES, the online soap she created and stars in — shared the same photo of her with her “beautiful mother,” writing, “I’ll miss her on this plane, but she will forever be my guide. Until we meet again.”

Chappell received an outpouring of love and support from her daytime colleagues after she announced her family’s heartbreak, including from her GL brother Wes Ramsey (Sam; ex-Peter, GENERAL HOSPITAL). “I’m so sorry, Crystal,” Ramsey commented on Instagram. “Sending love.”

Also on Instagram, Cady McClain (Dixie, ALL MY CHILDREN) accented her simple “Hugs” with a heart emoji, while over on Twitter, Chappell’s former OLTL co-star, Hilary B. Smith (Nora), shared that she was “Sending all my love to you!”

Our hearts go out to Chappell and her entire family during this time of grief.

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