Kelly Ripa, Sarah Michelle Gellar Mourn Passing of "All My Children's" David Canary

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Kelly Ripa and Sarah Michelle Gellar broke into the entertainment industry through the soap opera world on the popular daytime drama All My Children. Earlier this week, they learned former costar David Canary passed away. Both women took to social media to mourn his passing.

Kelly Ripa played the role of David Canary's daughter, Hayley Vaughan, on All My Children.

Kelly Ripa starred on All My Children from 1990 to 2002. She met Mark Consuelos--her husband--on the soap opera.

Sarah Michelle Gellar played the role of Kendall Hart on All My Children. In 1995 she won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Kelly Ripa and Sarah Michelle Gellar were on the soap opera together for several years.

David Canary died of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Connecticut. He was 77. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter, as well as his former All My Children family members, including Kelly Ripa and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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.