7 Young And The Restless Characters Who Came Back From The Dead

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Daytime television has to stay interesting to keep viewers tuned in each day. As a result, sometimes a major character is put in mortal danger or even dies (but with soap operas, nothing is definitive). There have been many instances in the past where characters experience near death or have disappeared entirely to be presumed dead. But viewers are never really sure if someone is dead or whether they will make a recovery and re-appear later on down the line. Here are a few instances where characters have come back to life on The Young and the Restless:

7. Phillip Chancellor III

The love child of Jill and Phillip Chancellor, Phillip III was a controversial character from the get-go. As he grew up, he appeared as an adult on the show who developed a drinking problem. After an office party, Phillip was driving drunk and killed in an accident. At least that is what the viewers believed. It turns out, Phillip’s accident was a suicide attempt where he faked his own death and moved to Australia to live as Lanley until he reappeared on the show years later. His return was shrouded in mystery and controversy when he had Cane get close to his family to fill the void of losing him. He returned to reunite with his son Chance. Once Chance was put into witness protection, Phillip returned to Australia to live on with his second life. Will he be back? Only time will tell.

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6. Sheila Carter

Sheila was one of the most volatile characters on any daytime soap. She caused nothing but pain, suffering and disaster to everyone around her. She became involved with two shows at once — The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Her favorite victim was Lauren, who was lead to believe that Sheila had died on more than one occasion. Sheila has faked her death in a fire, swallowed a vial of pills, was impaled by a fireplace poker, attempted suicide more than once, and was supposedly crushed to death when a shelter caved in. Paul made her pose for a death photo to lead Michael and Lauren to believe she was killed when she was struck by a car while he held her captive. But once she was discovered, she looked just like Phyllis and was eventually shot by Lauren in self defense. Sheila had taunted Lauren for years and at the time of her death told her she would never be rid of her!

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5. Malcolm Winters

Malcolm Winters added an interesting and intriguing spin to the Winters family when he came to Genoa City to reconcile with his brother Neil. His character was known for making some bad choices, but also for having a heart of gold. Though his appearances have been sketchy, he was a very popular character because he added just the right amount of controversy to keep things interesting. During a location visit to Kenya, a bridge collapsed — when Malcolm went into the water to help someone else, the bridge fell right where Malcolm was swimming and he was never found. Three years after he was declared dead, he returned angry that they just left him behind. Plus — Neil stole his woman! Since this incident, Malcolm has reappeared and made guest appearances. When will he die again?

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4. Katherine Chancellor

A mainstay on The Young and the Restless since 1973, Katherine has seen her share of near-death experiences until her untimely and very sad death in real-life in 2013. Her first death was an attempted suicide, and again in a sanitarium fire, and then she jumped off a cruise ship and it was presumed that she drowned. But after she came back again she was involved in a car accident where her look-alike Marge was killed and everyone thought it was her. After a long recovery, she reappeared with Murphy. Later in 2013, due to Jeanne Cooper’s untimely death after a prolonged illness, Katherine was said to have died in her sleep while on vacation with her husband. It was a loss felt by not only her fellow cast mates, but the fans as well.

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3. Cassie Newman

Cassie was the daughter of Sharon from a teenage pregnancy and made her appearance as a 5-year-old girl on the show. Cassie was a sweet little girl who became the centre of Nick and Sharon’s world, as well as their son Noah. Her first brush with death came when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, but it was inactive and she was cured. Then she fell through the ice on a frozen pond and ended up in a coma for days until she made a recovery. At the age of 14, Cassie was in a car accident which caused a serious head injury. She left the hospital early to talk to Daniel leading to an infection which eventually caused her demise. It was one of the saddest on-screen deaths in The Young and the Restless history. Many years later, Mariah, her twin sister appeared posing as Cassie until the truth was revealed.

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2. Adam Newman

Adam’s character was introduced as an infant when he was born to Hope and years later he resurfaced as an adult when his mother was dying. An ever controversial person, Adam has a distinct personality and has offered an interesting twist to the story line over the years. His first dance with death was when he fell in a ravine trying to hide from his family, but he survived. Then, after an explosion at the cabin, a body with Adam’s DNA was found, but it was later discovered that Adam faked his own death. His next death was when he took a bullet to protect Victor and he fell into coma. After killing Billy’s daughter accidentally in a car accident, Adam was shot and supposedly killed in another car accident until he came back months later with a different face and alternate identity.

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1. Victor Newman

Victor is the patriarch of the Newman family and the centre of most plots on the show. He is a rich, megalomaniac who will stop at nothing to protect his business and family. In the past, he’s had a few near-death experiences and has been presumed dead more than once. Back in 1993, he was found “dead” after a car accident, and then again in 2008 in a shipwreck. Later on, in 2012 he was declared dead for his own protection and the list goes on. Each time he has lived on to the shock and relief of his fans. The most dramatic was when he required a heart transplant and within hours of his certain demise, he was given Collen’s heart and survived the ordeal.

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