Longtime 'Days of Our Lives' star Peggy McCay dies at age 90

The woman who portrayed the matriarch of the Brady family on "Days of Our Lives" has died.

Peggy McCay played Caroline Brady on the soap opera for more than 30 years. She was 90 years old and died of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 7, TVLine.com reports.

McCay first appeared on the show in 1983. She also had roles on "The Trails of Rosie O'Neill" (for which she won an Emmy), "General Hospital", "Gunsmoke" and "Lou Grant", TVLine.com says. She earned five Emmy nominations for her role on "Days of Our Lives."

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