Just like in life, soap opera deaths are inevitable. This doesn’t make them any easier for fans of daytime drama, especially if the death involves their favorite character on a favorite show. Soap opera deaths can be shocking, surprising, and often times, devastating. Below are 13 of The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) most disappointing deaths of all time.
13. Blade Bladeson
Blade Bladeson was a beloved Y&R character in the 1990s that had a grand love affair with Ashley Abbott. Sadly, an evil twin would be the beginning of the end for Blade, as his brother Rick held him captive for a long while and ran around impersonating him. The two played the old twin switcheroo game for a while until Blade’s car was hit by a train, killing Bladeson. Ashley was so devastated by the entire ordeal she left Genoa City for a while and spent some time in Paris grieving the loss of her love.