​'Days of Our Lives' Actor John Clarke Dead at 88

He portrayed Mickey Horton on the soap opera for 39 years
​'Days of Our Lives' Actor John Clarke Dead at 88
Days of Our Lives actor John Clarke has died. He was 88.
 
A representative for his daughter — Days of Our Lives and The O.C. actor Melinda Clarke — confirmed that he died on October 16 due to complications from pneumonia.
 
The actor had suffered a stroke in 2007, and his health had been declining during the last few years.
 
His daughter, who had done opera training with her father, reportedly sang him "Ave Maria" in his final moments.
 
Clarke appeared as Mickey Horton on Days of Our Lives from its conception in 1965, until he retired in 2004.
 
The role earned him a 1979 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor, as well as a Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.