Michael Nader dies: Actor of the 76th family dies after battle with cancer

Michael Nader is best known for playing Dex Dexter, friend of Dame Joan Collins’ character, Alexis Carrington, on the 1980s TV show Dynasty.

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Michael Nader plays Dex Dexter in Dynasty in 1985

Family star Michael Nader passed away at the age of 76.

The actor is best known for playing Dex Dexter, friend and husband of Joan Collins’ character, Alexis Carrington, on the beloved 80s TV show.

He also played Dimitri Maric, husband of Susan Lucci on the series All My Children.

His wife relayed the sad news of Michael’s death, which revealed that he had struggled with a long battle with cancer.

“With a sad heart, I share the news of the death of my beloved Michael,” Nader’s wife said in a joint statement. MichaelFairmanTV.com.

Michael Nader, who passed away at the age of 76, is pictured with family friend Joan Collins at the height of the soap opera.


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“We’ve had an amazing 18 years with so many dogs we’ve nurtured and adopted.”

She described Michael as a “beautiful and wonderful man of many talents and skills”.

“I will miss him forever,” she added.

The statement also revealed how excited Michael is to reconnect with his friends from the Dynasty cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms’ virtual event to help raise money for long-running COVID research.

Michael Nader and Joan Collins on their wedding day during the family era

Sams was the second actress to play Fallon Carrington Colby on the soap.

Michael joined Dynasty in 1983 as a handsome, tall, dark hunk who caught the eye of Alexis Collins.

His character Dex refuses to be another boy to the man who eats food and succeeds in convincing Alexis to marry him.

Michael Dix’s character threatened his girlfriend Alexis, played by Mrs. Joan Collins, with a gun as she bathed in a bubble bath in a typical drama episode of Dynasty


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Michael remained with the show until it ended in 1989.

He joined All My Children, playing Dimitri Maric from 1991 to 2001 and again in 2013.

Michael later appeared on shows including Law & Order and Magum, PI.

The wrecked Michael Dex caught the attention of Alexis as Joan Collins’ character in the show


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Dynasty was designed by ABC to compete with its prime-time rival CBS that hit Dallas.

The ratings for the first season were unremarkable but within four years the drama had become the premiere in the United States, in part due to the arrival of Collins’ character Alexis.

It was canceled in 1989 after nine seasons and 220 episodes.


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