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Days of Our Lives Actor Wayne Heffley Dies.


Former Days of Our Lives actor Wayne Heffley passed away from kidney failure on November 19.

Heffley played Vern Scofield, the stepfather and mentor of Jack Devereaux (Matthew Ashford). They worked together at the Salem Spectator and were often seen together, bickering and scheming, from 1988 to 2003. Their relationship provided comic relief and the occasional bit of pathos for the show. Vern dated Jack’s mother, Jo, later marrying her. He returned to the show for Jack’s ‘funeral’ and for Jack’s wedding to Jennifer in 2006. The veteran 81 year old actor was reportedly on dialysis at the time of his death.

In addition to his work on Days, Heffley also made appearances on other shows and in feature films. His lengthy career saw him straddling genres, appearing on everything from “The Twilight Zone,” to “Matlock” and from “Bonanza” to “Murder She Wrote.” In 1985, he even appeared on the Primetime soap “Santa Barbara” as the fire chief.

Soap Opera Fan Blog sends our sincere condolences to Heffley’s family and friends at this time.

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