"All My Children," "Bonanza" Actor David Canary Dies at 77

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All My Children star David Canary has passed away at the age of 77. The actor died on November 16 of natural causes. He was living at an assisted living facility in Wilton, Connecticut at the time of his death.

Best known for his roles on soap operas, David Canary got his start in the entertainment world in New York theater. His first soap opera role was in Peyton Place. He played a physical therapist.

Canary also starred in the long-running soap opera, Another World. He played the ranch-hand known as Candy on the hit TV show Bonanza.

It was in the 1980s that David Canary signed on to star in All My Children. In his 26-year career with the show, he received 16 Emmy nominations and won five Emmys for Outstanding Actor Awards for his roles as Stuart and Adam.

Kelly Ripa played David Canary's daughter on All My Children. She shared her grief via social media.

The All My Children star is survived by his wife of 33 years, Maureen, as well as a son and a daughter.

The soap opera world has lost an icon in the passing of David Canary.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.