Nothing screams plot twist like an unexpected death! This past year soap operas were riddled with shocking deaths and many of them threw us for a loop. There were deaths as a result of murder, self-defense, a car crash and even an explosion — soap fans cried many tears this past year as they mourned the loss of some of their favorite characters. Losing a character is never an easy thing, as soap audiences grow attached to the people that enter their lives on television daily. While the storylines move on, today on Fame 10 we pay homage to the seven most shocking soap opera deaths in 2016.
7. Nikolas Cassadine – General Hospital
For those fans who love Nikolas Cassadine, or at least love to hate him, 2016 was definitely a roller coaster ride when it came to death for this character. Technically speaking, Nikolas “died” twice this year. He fell out of a window at Wyndemere this summer and faked his death, then he died again on Cassadine Island at the hands of Valentin. Is Nikolas gone for good? It seems he is just gone for now as the soap and the actor who played Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) were not able to reach an agreement to renew his contract. Alas, is any character ever really dead on a soap? Here’s to the potential that we shall see the Cassadine prince revived on the show and soon!