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'One Life To Live' Actor Amanda Davies, Daughter Of Soap Opera Legend, Dead At 42

Actor Amanda Davies, who played the teen version of her mother Erika Slezak’s character on “One Life to Live,” has died at age 42.

Davies appeared in flashback scenes as teenage Victoria “Viki” Lord for her soap opera legend mother, Slezak, who won six daytime Emmys in the role.

Slezak, 77, played Viki for more than 40 years until 2013.

“It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Erika’s daughter Amanda Elizabeth Davies who died very suddenly,” a statement said on Slezak’s website, run by her fan club.

“The family is heartbroken and would appreciate privacy at this time.”

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the death Monday through a rep for Slezak but provided no details.

Slezak, right, and her daughter, Davies, attend the 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 19, 1995, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
Slezak, right, and her daughter, Davies, attend the 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 19, 1995, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Slezak, right, and her daughter, Davies, attend the 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 19, 1995, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Amanda Davies is survived by her mother, father, Brian Davies, and brother, Michael Davies.

Amanda Davies, right, with her mom, Slezak, and dad, Brian Davies, at a 40th anniversary celebration for Slezak playing Victoria Lord on
Amanda Davies, right, with her mom, Slezak, and dad, Brian Davies, at a 40th anniversary celebration for Slezak playing Victoria Lord on

Amanda Davies, right, with her mom, Slezak, and dad, Brian Davies, at a 40th anniversary celebration for Slezak playing Victoria Lord on "One Life to Live" in 2011.

“One Life to Live” was hit with another loss recently. Kamar de los Reyes, who played police officer Antonio Vega in hundreds of episodes from 1995 to 1998, died in late December from cancer.

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