ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

It has recently been reported that David Canary, most famous for his role playing good and evil twins Stuart and Adam Chandler on All My Children, died of natural causes on November 16. He was 77 years old.

The veteran soap legend appeared in many American daytime staples including Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors, and Another World before landing his breakthrough role as the malicious Adam Chandler in 1983. A year later, he began playing Adam's sweet and good-natured identical twin brother, Stuart, and continued to master both roles until 2010 when he retired from acting full-time.

Despite taking time for his retirement, Canary returned to All My Children for its finale in 2010 due to his characters' immense popularity which is perhaps best reflected in the 16 Daytime Emmy nominations and five wins he had throughout his career. You can view ones of his performances in the soap below:

Canary's costars and contemporaries have been reacting to their friend and colleague's passing on various social media platforms and here are some of the tributes they have left for the late star.

Susan Lucci

The above image was accompanied by the following tribute:

"I just learned the news that the wonderful David Canary has passed away--I saw it posted on Kelly Ripa"s site. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to his wife Mo and his children, Christopher and Katie. Rest in peace, David--you warm and generous, talented and fabulous man, actor and friend! I am so grateful to have known you--and to have had the privilege of sharing the AMC stage with you! I will never forget you."

Kelly Ripa

Holly Robinson Peete

Jesse McCartney

Andy Cohen

Canary is survived by his wife of 33 years, Maureen Canary, and his son and daughter, Christopher and Kathryn.

(Source: The Atlantic)


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