Dynasty and All My Children star Michael Nader dies aged 76

Dynasty and All My Children star Michael Nader has died aged 76. The actor is best known for playing Dex Dexter on Dynasty

Dynasty star Michael Nader dies aged 76
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Dynasty and All My Children actor Michael Nader has died aged 76. The actor is remembered fondly for his role as Dex Dexter on the legendary show Dynasty.

Michael's passing comes only weeks after that of another soap opera legend, Jay Pickett remembered on General Hospital, devastated fans.

The sad news was confirmed by his manager Richard Schwartz who told USA Today that Michael died in his Northern California home on August 23 after a battle with an untreatable form of cancer. 

The actor passed with his wife of 18 years Jodi Lister and their rescue dog Storm by his side. He's survived by his stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

Dynasty star Michael Nader dies aged 76

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Jodi shared a statement with Michael Fairman TV, discussing her loss. "With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted," she said. 

Michael's loving, proud wife added, "Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death."

Michael Nader dies aged 76

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Heartbreakingly she ended the statement by saying, "He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills. I will miss him forever."

The actor starred opposite Joan Collins' character Alexis Colby, as her third husband Dex, in Dynasty from 1983 to 1989. Joan paid tribute to her former co-star in an emotional Instagram post, which shows an image of the pair in character.

The caption reads, "Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter - I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader."

Michael Nader dies aged 76

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He also famously played Erica Kane's husband, Dimitri Marick, on All My Children. This role lasted from 1991 to 1999 and saw him return briefly in 2000 to 2001. He also reprised the role in Prospect Park's 2013 online revival of the popular soap opera.

His other credits include Law and Order: SVU, The Flash, and Cold Case.

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