Rhonda Stubbins White, known for her recurring role as Lady Vi on “Days of Our Lives”, has died. She was 60.
The veteran TV actress’ manager confirmed the news to People. The outlet reported White died Monday following a battle with cancer. According to the New York Post, White had been battling ovarian cancer.
White’s commercial agent, Sheila Di Marco, told TheWrap in an email, “She was beautiful inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
A friend posted a comment on White’s Facebook page announcing the news. The comment read, “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.”
The Brooklyn native studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where Alec Baldwin was one of her classmates. She made her TV debut in 1992 in the NBC show “Here and Now”. She was best known as Lady Vi on “Days of Our Lives” after landing the recurring role in 2000, but she had a multitude of TV credits to her name.
White starred in HBO’s Laurel Avenue and appeared alongside Diana Ross in the made-for-TV movie “Out of Darkness”. Some of her many other TV credits included “ER”, “The West Wing”, “Southland”, “Touched by an Angel”, “NYPD Blue”, “Chicago Hope” and “Charmed”.
Most recently, White had a guest role in the Showtime series “Shameless” and starred in Tyler Perry’s BET drama “Ruthlessv.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, White is survived by her siblings Gregory and Annette.