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Bill Hayes Cause of Death: What Killed Bill Hayes




William Foster Hayes III was the birth name of the late American actor and recording artist . He rose to fame in 1955 with his song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard charts.

Born on June 5, 1925, in Harvey, Illinois,  Bill attended Whittier Grade School and Thornton Township High. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in 1943 and trained as a fighter pilot before returning to complete his Bachelor of Arts requirements at DePauw University. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and graduated in 1947 with a dual major in Music and English.

After a successful career as a musician, Hayes began to focus on dramatic acting parts in the late 1960s, leading him to be cast in a role that gained him additional fame for a younger generation. This new chapter began in 1970 when he originated the character of Doug Williams on NBC's Days of Our Lives, which he continued to play until 2023.

He appeared on the variety show Your Show of Shows in the early 1950s. He also starred in the black comedy Stop, You're Killing Me and was a key figure in the Davy Crockett craze in 1955. Hayes' version of “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” was the most popular, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks and selling over two million copies. He also starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet on Broadway. Hayes also had other small hits in the 1950s, including “The Berry Tree” and covers of “High Noon” and “Wringle, Wrangle.”

On Days of Our Lives, Hayes played a convict and lounge singer, Doug, who returned in 1986, 1987, 1993, and 1996. He was killed off in 2004 by Dr. Marlena Evans but later resurfaced alive on a tropical island. In 2017, a documentary about Hayes's life was released online.

Following his love life Hayes was married to Mary Hobbs from 1947 to 1969, who had five children. He was then married to his Days of Our Lives co-star Susan Seaforth Hayes from 1974, who was featured on the cover of Time in 1976. In 2005, they published their joint autobiography, Like Sands Through the Hourglass. The couple also supported the West Texas Rehab Center, hosting the annual telethon in Abilene, Texas.

Bill Hayes Cause of Death: What Killed Bill Hayes

Longtime star of ‘'Days of Our Lives'' Bill Hayes has passed on at 98. His death was confirmed on 12th January 2024 but no cause of his death was mentioned. Bill  Hayes might have died from a natural cause.



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