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Amanda Davies, One Life to Live Alum and Daughter of Soap Legend Erika Slezak, Dead at 42

Amanda Davies, who portrayed the teenage version of her real-life mother Erika Slezak’s character, Victoria “Viki” Lord, on ABC’s One Life to Live, has died. She was 42.

“It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Erika’s daughter Amanda Elizabeth Davies, who died very suddenly,” read a message posted Monday Slezak’s’s official website. “The family is heartbroken and would appreciate privacy at this time.”

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No cause of death was given.

Erika Slezak with daughter Amanda Davies in 2011
Erika Slezak with daughter Amanda Davies in 2011Getty Images

OLTL aired on ABC from 1968 until its cancellation in 2012. It was briefly revived as a web series in 2013. Davies played “Teenage Viki” in a series of flashbacks in 2003.

During her four decades as Viki, Slezak won a record six Daytime Emmy Awards.

This is the second death to hit OLTL in as many months. In December, Kamar de los Reyes, who played cop Antonio Vega, died at the age of 56 after a brief battle with cancer.

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