More news out of Salem regarding the upcoming tribute to Alice Horton (and her portrayer, Frances Reid): Just when you thought all the Days of our Lives returnees had been announced comes word from Soap Opera Digest that John Martin -- best known as Frederick on The Young and the Restless (from 2002 until '05) and Hank on Sunset Beach (1997 through '99) -- has been cast as Bill Horton. Bill, one of Alice's sons, is a former Chief of Surgery at Salem University Hospital ... and is presumed to be currently living in Africa.
There's a sad reason for the recast; the previous actors who played Bill -- Ed Mallory and Christopher Stone -- have both passed away. Thankfully, John is no stranger to Salem, having appeared briefly on the show in 1985.
Alice's memorial will air sometime in June -- and will feature not only John as Bill, but also a bevy of former Days stars.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing back in Salem?