Soap opera fans are used to seeing their favorite daytime soap characters try and handle tragedy on a daily basis. Storylines that revolve around murders, lawsuits, accidents, marriage, and relationships that end in disaster are not unusual. However, there are times, when soap actors and actress have to deal with drama of their own, behind the cameras and scenes at work. Below are seven shocking real-life tragedies, involving soap stars.
7. Young and the Restless’ Michael Muhney Tries To Save A Life
Before Gabe Bingham rolled into Genoa City, Adam Newman was played by Michael Muhney. While the character Adam has saved some lives in his day, actor Muhney experienced tragedy around his personal experience. In the summer of 2010, while walking along the beach (location not disclosed), Muhney saw a man, unknown to him, in the water. While he conducted CPR until the medics arrived, they were unfortunately unable to revive him and the man passed away shortly after. Muhney had this to say about the situation on Twitter, “”I am fine. It was the gentleman I pulled from the water that died. Tragic loss. Still shaken up. Feel awful for his family.”