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RIP: Soap Opera Head Writer Hogan Sheffer Dead at 61

As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives

Noted soap opera head writer Hogan Sheffer has died. The former head writer of As the World Turns, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless passed away September, according to SoapHub.

Sheffer took over as head writer at As the World Turns in 2000 and continued there through 2005. During his era at the Proctor & Gamble produced CBS soap opera ATWT won Outstanding Drama Series in 2001 and 2004. Sheffer and his writing team won Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.

In 2006 Sheffer took over at Days of Our Lives as head writer with Meg Kelly. His writing continued through January, 2008.

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In May of that same year Sheffer joined The Young and the Restless as co-head writer with Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner. Y&R won the Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team in 2011.  His time at Y&R ended in late 2012.

Our condolences to Sheffer's family and friends.