(NEW YORK) -- Emmy-winning actor David Canary has died at the age of 77, according to his obituary in the Wilton Bulletin, the actor's local paper, which also noted that he and his wife were very active in the community.
The All My Children star died on November 16 of natural causes, the obituary noted. Canary played twins Adam and Stuart on the hit soap show, on which Live with Kelly & Michael host Kelly Ripa played his daughter. She tweeted her condolences shortly after the news broke.
"So sad to learn of the passing of the great David Canary. A incredibly talented actor. A wonderful man. I was lucky to know you," she wrote.
Another AMC co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, also tweeted about Canary.
"#rip #DavidCanary You were the epitome of class. It was a joy and an honor to call you a colleague. #AllMyChildren," she wrote.
But the Indiana native was more than a soap star. He was featured in Hombre opposite Paul Newman in 1967 and in the hit series Bonanza in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
But it was his three-decade run on All My Children that won him five Daytime Emmy Awards.
Canary is survived by his wife Maureen, his son Christopher and his daughter Kathryn. Canary and his wife were "named Distinguished Citizens of the Year by the Wilton YMCA" in 2005, according to his obituary.
"His volunteer efforts included performing in a production of Love Letters to benefit A Better Chance (ABC) of Wilton and emceeing and singing in the Wilton Kiwanis Club’s annual holiday concert. He was also an active volunteer with the Friends of Wilton Library," the obituary noted.
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