'All My Children' actor David Canary dies at 77

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
David Canary, left, who plays the role of both Adam and Stuart Chandler and Jacob Young, who plays the role of JR Chandler in the ABC drama, "All My Children", block a scene.

Actor David Canary, most known for his dual roles as Adam and Stuart Chandler on the ABC soap opera 'All My Children' has died at the age of 77, according to his rep.

Canary passed away from natural causes on November 16th in Wilton, Connecticut.

Canary started his acting career in theater, performing in regional productions, and off-Broadway productions. During his Broadway debut of 'Great Day in the Morning', Canary was drafted into the Army, where he served for two years. After he served, he returned to acting, working in both film and television. Aside from 'All My Children', Canary is also known for his role as Candy Canaday in 'Bonanza'.

Canary's stint on 'All My Children' lasted 26 years - he won five Outstanding Actor Awards and 16 nominations between 1983 and 2001. David retired from full-time acting in 2010.