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'All My Children' Star John Callahan Dies After Suffering Massive Stroke, Co-Star's Pay Tribute

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By Mike Walters

'All My Children' star John Callahan has died after suffering a massive stroke at him home in Rancho Mirage, Ca -- he was 66.

According to multiple reports, John suffered a massive stroke on Friday and was rushed to a local hospital where he was put on life support.

Several family members of the legendary actor were able to see him before he passed, even though the current hospital situation in this country is not great.

The Daytime Emmys announced the death, saying, "We're devastated to share that John Callahan passed away earlier today. Sending our deepest condolences to Eva La Rue and all his loved ones."

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Callahan’s ex-wife and co-start of 'All My Children' Eva LaRue posted several throwback photos of the two along with their daughter Kaya, 18.

In an Instagram tribute, LaRue posted, "May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. 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. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)... "

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She continued, "Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees have just lost their biggest Fan."

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, who starred on the soap opera in the early 1990s shared a touching tribute on Instagram, including photos of the two of them.

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"Get past the horrible eyebrows on me and you will notice the incredibly handsome man, standing beside, me at my high school graduation. That’s #JohnCallahan or better know to me as GP (but why I called him that remains between us and those closest to him) He stepped into a lot of moments in my life because I didn’t have a father to be there."

She added, "Johns greatest joy in his life, was when he had a daughter of his own @kaya_callahan. John left us this morning. I promise you GP just as you were there for me, I will always be there for smoosh (Kaya) and @evalarue as well. I will tape a pic of you to my handheld mirror (that’s for you @kellyripa ) This is all too much, especially right now, but I want the world to know how much you meant to so many people."


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