Ken Corday, executive producer of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, released the following statement regarding the passing of Frances Reid:
This is a very sad day, indeed; not only for me personally, but for the Days of our Lives family and the entire Hollywood community. From day one until she taped her last scene, Frances epitomized the past, present and future of the show. Frances was truly one of a kind. Her class cannot be matched and her shoes cannot be filled… we will miss her all the rest of our days.
Reid worked for Corday's father, Ted Corday, when she played Grace Baker on AS THE WORLD TURNS and a few years later joined his new show, DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In our recent interview with Don Hasting, the AS THE WORLD TURNS legend mentioned that Ted Corday also wanted him to join DAYS as one of Alice's sons.