Soap opera fans tune in daily to their favorite shows because they simply become invested in characters and storylines. They truly care about the soap characters they watch. That is why when a beloved characters dies off, fans can become outraged, and often times devastated. The good news is, there are times when a character can be brought back to life, and re-enter a show. Then, there a times when this scenario is near impossible. When it comes to the land of Genoa City, soap characters have come back from the dead, and others might be gone for good. Regardless, there are times when fans simply wish that a character (despite being dead and gone) could live on, for a little while longer at least. Below are the top five Young and the Restless (Y&R) characters that should never have been killed off.
5. Delia Abbott
The storyline around Delia Abbott’s death was riveting. Fans saw the little girl battle cancer just months before, and successfully defeat the terrible illness. While Delia’s death was a shock, and provided some incredible acting from all the Y&R players involved, in a lot of ways, the drama that unfolded could have still occurred had the little girl lived. She surely would not have remembered who ran her over, and had she lived, only to overcome her injuries, the story could’ve offered a tremendous amount of guilt for Adam Newman. She was connected to so many key players within the show: Billy, Victoria, Chloe, Jill, and many, many more. In a lot of ways her death mirrored that of Cassie Newman’s passing in 2005. As such, while it was terrible to see a little character pass away, the storyline did not seem innovative, and felt a little like a ‘déjà vu’.