‘Guiding Light’ Star Lee Lawson and ‘Criminal Minds’ Actor John Zderko Die

Lee Lawson, best known for playing Bea Reardon on the long-running CBS soap opera Guiding Light, has died. She was 80.

The news of Lawson’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post from her daughter, which stated, “My Mother died. May 22, 2022.

Born on October 14, 1941, in New York City, Lawson got her big break in showbusiness on the CBS soap Love of Life in 1965, where she played the character Barbara Sterling.

She also appeared in the ABC soap One Life to Live in 1979 before landing her major role on Guiding Light

Actor John Zderko, who appeared in series such as Criminal Minds and The Mentalist, has also died. He was 60.

Zderko passed away on Thursday (May 15) following complications from his cancer treatment, his friend and fellow actor Charley Koontz (Community) told The Hollywood Reporter.

He would go on to feature in bit parts in various hit TV series, including Criminal Minds, Dirty John, 9-1-1: Lone Star, and Bosch: Legacy. His most recent role came in the 2022 film Breaking starring John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams.