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Amanda Elizabeth Davies, Daughter of “One Life to Live” Star Erika Slezak, Dead at 42

Davies played a younger version of her mother's character during flashback scenes on the soap opera

<p>Heidi Gutman/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty</p> Erika Slezak and Amanda Elizabeth Davies

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Erika Slezak and Amanda Elizabeth Davies

Amanda Elizabeth Davies, the daughter of One Life to Live actress Erika Slezak, has died, PEOPLE confirmed. She was 42.

“It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Erika's daughter Amanda Elizabeth Davies who died very suddenly. The family is heartbroken and would appreciate privacy at this time,” a message on Slezak's official website read.

A rep for Slezak also confirmed Davies' death to PEOPLE. No other details were immediately available.

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Davies played the teenage version of her real-life mother’s character, Victoria “Viki” Lord, on ABC’s One Life to Live. She made appearances on the long-running program in 2003 during flashback scenes.

Davies' father, Brian Davies, is also an actor, having starred in American Gigolo, Convoy, The Age of Innocence and other films. He and Slezak are also parents to son Michael Davies, 44.

<p>Heidi Gutman/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty</p> Erika Slezak and Amanda Elizabeth Davies

Heidi Gutman/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty

Erika Slezak and Amanda Elizabeth Davies

The soap opera aired from 1968 until it was canceled in 2012, although there was a brief revival in 2013.

Slezak earned six Daytime Emmy Awards for her role as Viki throughout her decades-long portrayal of the character. Slezak's father is the late Walter Slezak, a Tony-winning actor who also made an appearance on One Life To Live.

<p>Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty</p> Amanda Davies and mother Erika Slezak

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Amanda Davies and mother Erika Slezak

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“This just broke my heart. My thoughts are with dear Erika at this time. I know how much she loved her children,” television journalist Michael Fairman wrote in a post on X following the news of Davies’ death on Monday. His tweet included a photo of Slezak and Davies smiling together.

<p>ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty </p> Andrea Evans and Erika Slezak

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Andrea Evans and Erika Slezak

Last summer, Slezak shared condolences after her One Life to Live costar Andrea Evans, who played teenager Tina Lord in the series, died of cancer in July 2023 at 66. Slezak and Evans' characters were half-sisters on the soap.

"Andrea and I worked together for so long," Slezak wrote on her website at the time. "On her first day at work, she was living one block away from me and I walked her to work. She was just a child — never been to N.Y.C. — so sweet and kind and loving. Amazing that she played such a complicated, confused and selfish character so well."

Shifting her focus to Evans’ husband Stephen Rodriguez, whom she married in 1998, and their then-19-year-old daughter, Kylie, the actress continued her heartfelt post.

Slezak also sent her "love and deepest sympathies" to Evans' husband, Stephen Rodriguez, and Evans' daughter, Kylie, who "were her whole life."

"When she and Steve got married and then got Kylie, it seemed her life was finally complete," Slezak wrote. "She was so happy. So very very sad."

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