Kathryn Hays, one of the stars of "As the World Turns," has died. She was 87.
She described her role on "As the World Turns" as "the longest job I ever had" in an interview in 2020.
Her family described her as "an actor’s actor, who always knew her lines and hit her marks."
"A consummate artist, she was never happier than when involved in the creative process, whether it was rehearsal, learning lines, cooking for friends, decorating a house or creating a garden. Especially gardens. She created beauty wherever she went," the statement reads.
In addition to television, Hays' career included a turn on Broadway with roles in shows such as “Ladybug, Ladybug,” “The Irregular Verb to Love” and “Hot September."
Outside of her work as a performer, Hays was a mother and a grandmother. She also enjoyed music, church and dogs.
Private funeral arrangements are pending.