David Canary Dead

AMC Vet David Canary Dead at 77

Soap legend David Canary, who won five Daytime Emmy Awards for playing All My Children twins Adam and Stuart Chandler, died on Nov. 16 of natural causes. He was 77.

Canary was primarily a theater actor before breaking into TV in the ’60s, first as Mia Farrow’s physical therapist in Peyton Place and next as Ponderosa ranch foreman Candy Canaday in Bonanza. In 1978, he kicked off his daytime soap career with a role on Search for Tomorrow. He followed that up with stints on The Doctors and Another World, before kicking off his 27-year run on All My Children in 1983.

Canary left AMC — and the acting profession — in 2010, although he returned to the soap in 2011 for a few series-ending episodes.

A memorial tribute will be held at a later date.

Many of Canary’s former AMC co-stars took to social media on Tuesday to pay their respects.

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