Since news on the passing of beloved actor Brett Hadley (ex-Carl Williams, “The Young and the Restless”) came to light, many of his former co-stars have commented on their time working with him, including Beth Maitland (Traci), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) and Lauralee Bell (Christine), among others. We can also add Hadley’s former onscreen son, Doug Davidson (ex-Paul Williams), to the list.
In a series of posts on Twitter, Davidson talked about Hadley, saying in one post, “He was amazing.” In another, he said, “Will miss him greatly.” He also stated, “He was quite a guy. So much fun to work with.” He later commented, “It’s always so sad, but he lived a long full life. God bless him.”
Davidson also shared a black and white photo of himself and Hadley from their days working together. In the caption, he said, “God Bless you, Brett.”
Check out the picture below.
Hadley died on Wednesday, June 14 of sepsis at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, his friend of 30 years, Darcy Lee, told The Hollywood Reporter.
From 1980-1990, and again from 1998-1999, Hadley portrayed detective Carl Williams on “The Young and the Restless.”
In an unrelated post, Davidson received a message from a fan who said they miss seeing him on the show. In response to the comment, the actor said, “Thanks, but I had wonderful memories there, the show I know with Bill Bell was incredible for me. Only good vibes.”
In 2021, Davidson said of his continued absence from the show, “It’s the state of television. I find it remarkable that after 42.5 years I haven’t heard from the network at all. No thank you for your service, a phone call. Many gifts from the first 25 years…not a peep from this group,” He added, “I don’t think it’s personal. New era. Still grateful.”
Winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013 for his portrayal of Paul Williams, Genoa City’s chief of police, Davidson joined “The Young and the Restless” in May 1978 and remains listed as the show’s longest-running “current” cast member.