Veteran Soap Actor John Callahan Has Passed Away

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John Callahan, who starred on All My Children (AMC), Days Of Our Lives (DOOL), General Hospital (GH) and Santa Barbara (SB), passed away from a stroke on March 27 at the age of 66.

Callahan’s ex-wife and AMC alum mourned his passing in an emotional Instagram post.

“May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend,” LaRue, who plays Celeste Rosales on Young And The Restless, wrote.

“Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you.”

Callahan played Edmund Grey on AMC from 1992 to 2005, which is where he met and married LaRue. He also portrayed Leo Russell on GH from 1984 to 1985, Craig Hunt on SB from 1986 to 1988 and Dr. Richard Baker on DOOL from 2008 to 2010.

His former AMC co-stars Kelly Ripa and Sarah Michelle Gellar also paid tribute to the actor. “Because there are no words, all i can muster is Rest In Peace #johncallahan,” Ripa wrote. “My heart breaks for you @evalarue and @kaya_callahan.”

“Johns greatest joy in his life, was when he had a daughter of his own,” Gellar wrote. “I promise you GP…I will always be there for smoosh (Kaya) and @evalarue as well.”

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Bonnie Byrne

Bonnie Byrne

Bonnie is a freelance writer who has a passion for Stephen King novels, Outlander, sci-fi movies and soap operas, especially the Bold And The Beautiful and the Young And The Restless. Her favorite pastime is getting together with a good friend and having a laugh.