The soap opera community is mourning the loss of Carolyn Conwell (ex-Mary Williams, The Young and the Restless). She was 82. Doug Davidson, who plays Mary's son Paul, broke the news via Facebook.
Conwell portrayed Paul's judgemental, bible-thumping mother from 1980–2004. Mary famously had issues with any of the women her son brought home, including Lauren Fenmore (Tracy Bregman) and Christine "Cricket" Blair (Lauralee Bell). The meddlesome mother hen provided Y&R with much-needed comic relief for decades, but was also a pro at handling tragedy.
While Mary has been off screen for almost a decade, her loved ones have remained front and center. Paul has had to deal with a mentally unstable sister and son in recent years, all on his own.
Would the onscreen death of his mother be overkill, considering all of the sturm und drang Paul's endured courtesy of Patty (Stacy Haiduk) and Ricky (Peter Porte); or does Y&R owe it to Conwell and her character to write a proper farewell? You tell us:
Should Y&R write Carolyn Conwell's death into their storylines?