7 Soap Opera Deaths We Totally Saw Coming
5. Y&R’s Adam Newman, Circa 2016
Adam clearly has nine lives. After Newman died in 2014, he returned to Genoa City in the form of Justin Hartley, and many Y&R viewers grew to love the actor and his portrayal of this unique and dynamic character. Sadly word spread that, after two years on the soap, Hartley was offered a primetime role on the new NBC drama, This is Us. Y&R viewers could feel that Hartley and Adam Newman’s days were numbered, and they were right. By the time This Is Us aired, weeks later Adam would die at the hands of Chloe Mitchell and an explosion.
4. GH’s Nikolas Cassadine
Interestingly enough, General Hospital’s (GH) Nikolas Cassadine died twice in the span of months in 2016. The first time was a staged death, and it seemed the reasoning behind this was the fact that Tyler Christopher and GH producers were in the middle of contract negotiations. Nick Stable would even step in as a recast temporarily as everything was being figured out. Tyler did return to the soap a few months later, but once again announced his departure from the show and later that fall Nikolas met his demise.