Soap Vet Jay Bontatibus Passes Away

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Jay Bontatibus, 1964-2017.

The soap community mourned the loss of an accomplished soap actor this week.

A Seasoned Soap Star

Jay Bontatibus died of cancer Sunday, having fought a prolonged battle with cancer, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Soap fans know him best from his work as Tony Viscardi on “The Young and the Restless.” He also played Andy Capelli on both “General Hospital” and “Port Charles.”

He also had a guest starring role on “Days of Our Lives” (Days).

Another Soap World Connection

Bontatibus was also divorced from Days’ casting director Marnie Saitta.

Upon his passing, the actor’s loved ones were with him. They were grateful for the outpouring of support from Bontatibus’ fans.

Bontatibus was 52.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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