Rhonda Stubbins White, ‘Days of Our Lives’ Star, Dead at 60

by Jonathan Howard

Longtime actress and star of Days of Our Lives, Rhonda Stubbins White has passed away at 60 years old.

White had been battling ovarian cancer for some time before she passed. Born in Brooklyn, the actress made a path for herself in TV and film. She attended NYU’s Tisch School and graduated in 1982. It would be on NBC’s Here and Now when she got her first big appearance. From there, she moved to the West Coast and began her career in earnest.

She had credits from ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Crossing Jordan, and more. Her friend and producer Todd Baker wrote a message on her Facebook page announcing the death of White.

“To the friends of Rhonda: It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend Rhonda Stubbins White. She was an amazingly talented woman, full of positivity and energy, and grounded by her faith. We were all fortunate to have known her and shared her short time on this earth.”

White was never nominated for big awards, but her work speaks for itself. Back in 1993, her role on the HBO miniseries Laurel Avenue earned her a CableACE Award nomination. However, in recent years she had worked with Tyler Perry Studios and appeared on the BET series Ruthless.

However, that wasn’t what White was best known for.

Rhonda Stubbins White as Lady Vi

Rhonda Stubbins White’s shining role has to be her portrayal of Lady Vi on Days of Our Lives. The role was a recurring appearance on the beloved soap opera. Also, her character had a soul food restaurant and was mixed in with all the drama that went on in Salem.

While she had roles before Lady Vi, White solidified herself as a household face and name with the role. She had a lot of talent and that was clear by her performances on screen. According to her friend Todd Baker, a memorial service is being planned in her honor.

The Latest ‘Days of Our Lives’ Star to Pass

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only Days of Our Lives star to pass this year. Philece Sampler passed away at the age of 67 over the summer. While White and Sampler did not appear on the show together, they both had an impact on the history of the show. Of course, fans will remember Sampler for her role as Renee DuMonde.

The passing of Rhonda Stubbins White is a reminder that we don’t really know celebrities and all they go through. Her battle with ovarian cancer was not known to many. However, her work will live on and future generations will be able to appreciate what she did in the entertainment industry.