John Callahan died after having a large stroke, a supply confirms to PEOPLE.

The cleaning soap opera star, who died on the age of 66, had a stroke on Friday, in accordance with the supply. Afterwards, Callahan was placed on life assist and his rapid relations have been in a position to say goodbye earlier than he was pronounced lifeless. The Blast was first to report on the information.

News of Callahan’s dying was first shared on Saturday by the Daytime Emmys. “We’re devastated to share that John Callahan passed away earlier today. Sending our deepest condolences to Eva La Rue and all his loved one,” their tweet learn.

The actor was greatest recognized for taking part in Edmund Grey on the daytime cleaning soap opera All My Children from 1992 to 2005.

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In a shifting Instagram submit, Callahan’s ex-wife and fellow All My Children alum Eva LaRue paid tribute to the actor on behalf of herself and their daughter Kaya, 18.

“May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend,” LaRue, 53, 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.”


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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”)… 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 has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥♥♥♥♥🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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“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’),” she added. “Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess,”

LaRue concluded her heartfelt submit by writing, “I hope Heaven has baseball and that your workforce all the time wins! The Yankees has simply misplaced their greatest Fan. ♥♥♥♥♥🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼.”

The actress additionally shared a number of throwback photos of the pair and their daughter on Twitter.

Callahan and LaRue have been married from 1996 to 2004. He was beforehand married to Linda Freeman from 1984 to 1992.

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His dying was additionally mourned by quite a few his former All My Children costars, together with Kelly Ripa and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

“Because there are no words, all i can muster is Rest In Peace #johncallahan My heart breaks for you @evalarue and @kaya_callahan,” Ripa, who starred on the cleaning soap opera from 1990 to 2002, wrote.

“He stepped into a lot of moments in my life because I didn’t have a father to be there,” added Gellar, who was on All My Children from 1993 to 1995. “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.”

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