Originally Posted October 14.

Soaps.com is sad to report that well-known Daytime soap writer James E. Reilly has passed away over last weekend, in the hospital, during a recovery from cardiac surgery.

While this brilliant Daytime Emmy Award winner was best known for his talent as creator and writer for the now defunct Passions, James also had a hand in many storylines on such soap as Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, “Ryan’s Hope,” “Sunset Beach,” and The Young and the Restless. He also spent time as consulting producer for Days of Our Lives and Passions, and appeared as a writer on NBC’s “Friends.” James was sixty years old… read more about him in our goodbye to Passions.

Soaps.com wants to send James’s family and friends our deepest condolences.

We also have paid tribute to this writer on our sister site with a poll and some video clips of his work! Tribute and Clips of his work.