Ben Master Dead: Ben Masters, a popular soap opera character, has died. He was 75.
According to a family representative, the actor died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, from complications connected to a recent COVID-19 infection, as first reported by Deadline. The actor had been battling dementia for many years.
Masters is most known for his time on the NBC soap opera Passions, where he played the villainous tycoon Julian Crane from 1999 to 2008. Along with those shows, he also appeared in Walker: Texas Ranger, Heartbeat, Barnaby Jones, and Noble House in the 1970s and 1980s.
According to the journal, Masters relocated from his homeland of Corvallis, Oregon, to New York City and appeared in on and off-Broadway musicals like Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, The Cherry Orchard with Meryl Streep, and Boys in the Band before taking over daytime TV.
His acting career then moved to the big screen, with Masters accepting parts in movies including Making Mr. Right with John Malkovich, Dream Lover with Kristy McNichol, Key Exchange with Brooke Adams and Danny Aiello, and Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz with Roy Schneider.
His nieces Hannah and Clea Lerner reside in Los Angeles, and his sister Cheryl Lerner also survives Masters. There won’t be a memorial or funeral service because that was his request. Keep yourself updated with all the latest news from our website Newswatchlist.com and get all the recent updates.