John Clarke, 'Days of Our Lives' Star, Dead at 88

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Days of Our Lives actor John Clarke has died. He was 88.

A rep for the late star’s daughter, actress Melinda Clarke -- who has appeared on The O.C. and Nikita -- confirmed the news to multiple outlets. ET has reached out.

According to multiple reports, John died in Laguna Beach, California, from complications related to pneumonia, as Melinda sang “Ava Maria.”

The late actor portrayed Mickey Horton on Day of Our Lives, joining the daytime soap in 1965 and remaining on the series for 39 years. In a statement to ET on Tuesday, Corday Productions -- which produces Days of Our Lives -- paid tribute to John.

"It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend and original cast member, John Clarke," the statement reads. "A beloved member of the Days of Our Lives family, John will always hold a special place in our hearts and the hearts of our fans. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

He also performed in theater, appeared on television shows including Maverick and Death Valley Days, and starred in films like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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