Since daytime dramas air so frequently, fans get rather close to the actors and actresses who play these larger-than-life characters. It is one thing for a character to pass away, but when an actor or actresses dies, soap opera fans mourn terribly. However, with the onslaught of actors/actresses who leave shows and daytime dramas that have been cancelled, it’s hard to keep up with what may be going on in a soap opera star’s life. As such, below is a list of seven soap opera stars you may not know were dead.
7. David Canary
David Canary was beloved by many soap opera fans and may be best known for his roles on All My Children (AMC) playing the Adam and Stuart Chandler twins. In typical soap opera fashion, Adam was the manipulative ‘bad’ twin, while Stuart played the kind-hearted ‘good’ twin. Canary’s incredible portrayal of the twins earned him 16 Daytime Emmy nods and five statues. AMC’s final episode took place in September 2013, and in November 2015 Canary passed away from natural causes. He was 77-years-old at the time of his death.
6. Charles Keating
He played villain-turned-hero Carl Hutchins on Another World (on and off) from 1983 to the show’s last episode in 1999. Keating also had stints on AMC, As the World Turns, and a guest role on Sex and the City. Loved by many for not only his soap opera roles, but also the parts he played in movies and the theatre, Keating passed away at the age of 72 in the summer of 2014 due to lung cancer.
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