The daytime community is mourning the passing of Michael Nader (ex-Dex Dexter, Dynasty; ex-Dimitri Marick, All My Children), who died in his home early this week from an untreatable form of cancer. Following the news of Nader's death, several of the late star's former co-stars shared heartfelt tributes on social media that honor his work, his memory, and his life.
Susan Lucci, who played Nader's AMC wife, Erica Kane, shared, "MICHAEL NADER -- so handsome, so talented -- so wonderful and beloved as All My Children's DIMITRI MARICK -- and a great love of Erica Kane. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael -- playing some of the most romantic scenes ever -- dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know. RIP, Michael"
Joan Collins (ex-Alexis Carrington, Dynasty; ex-Alexandra Spaulding, Guiding Light) wrote, "Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter -- I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader"
John James (ex-Jeff Colby, Dynasty; ex-Jeff Martin, AMC) shared, "I'm so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family."
Emma Samms (ex-Fallon Carrington, Dynasty; ex-Holly Sutton, General Hospital) shared, "Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans."
Eva La Rue (ex-Maria Santos, AMC) wrote, "So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest outtakes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love! All my prayers and sympathy to his family. Rest peacefully sweet man"
Dondre T. Whitfield (ex-Terrence Frye, AMC; ex-Jesse Lawrence, Another World) commented under La Rue's post, sharing, "Wow. Haven't seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very nice to me during my 'Pine Valley' time. RIP Nader."
Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos, AMC) also commented on La Rue's post, writing, "Oh no... Such a gem of a human being."
Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward, AMC; ex-Deimos Kiriakis, Days of our Lives) also commented on La Rue's post, sharing, "OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both 'Pine Valley' and in Jackie Collins' Lucky Chances. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes..."
Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney, AMC; ex-Jennifer Horton, Days of our Lives; ex-Rosanna Cabot, As the World Turns) shared, "Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I'm grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29"
McClain also posted a photo of herself with Nader on the red carpet, sharing, "(Note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the red carpet.)"
Carrie Genzel (ex-Skye Chandler, AMC) wrote, "Sad to hear of Michael Nader's passing. Have so many fond memories trying to make him laugh on @allmychildren and sharing so many long soap opera glances as Skye and Dimitri went head to head on camera."
Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon Sharpe, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-A.J. Quartermaine, GH) shared, "I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael."
Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly Manning, DAYS; ex-Olivia Spencer, GL) shared, "Just heard about the lovely Michael Nader.... Peace and love on your next journey... #RIP"
Would you like to join the daytime community and share a tribute to Michael Nader? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.