A sad day in soapland. Reports began to surface on Tuesday following the release of an obitituary in the Wilton Bulletin that five-time Daytime Emmy winning actor David Canary passed away of natural causes on November 16, 2015, at The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, Connecticut.
Daytime fans, of course, recall Canary’s accomplished and powerful performances as twins Adam and Stuart Chandler on ABC’s beloved and iconic All My Children.
Canary first appeared on All My Children as Adam in 1983 and received five outstanding actor Daytime Emmy Awards and 16 nominations through 2001. He retired from acting in 2010, but returned to play the Chandler brothers for several days before the show’s emotional September 2011 finale. It was an incredible run and Canary left an indellible mark in his almost 27 years with the daytime soap opera.
Canary was also best known in primetime for his role as Candy on Bonzanza which he played until 1972. In the soaps, David went to play Steven Frame on Another World and also appeared throughout his career in roles on:The Doctors, Peyton Place, and Search For Tomorrow.
Survivors include his wife of more than 33 years, Maureen; children Christopher and Kathryn; brother John; and grandson Donovan. Funeral services will be private for immediate family. A memorial tribute is planned for a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association’s David Canary Memorial Fund.
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