John Callahan of Soap Opera ‘All My Children’ Dead at 66

March 29, 2020 Updated: March 29, 2020

John Callahan, who played Edmund Grey in “All My Children,” has died at the age of 66, said his ex-wife and a spokesman.

Callahan appeared in 356 episodes of the popular soap opera from 1992 until 2005, according to his IMDB page.

“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,” his ex-wife, Eva LaRue, wrote on Instagram. “That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests … 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.”

LaRue also posted a number of tributes to her Twitter.

A representative for Callahan told Fox News that his death was not related to the CCP virus outbreak.

“On the morning of Friday, March 27 paramedics responded to a call and rushed the actor to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California where he was put on life support,” a statement from his spokesman said. “Daughter Kaya Callahan and former wife and All My Children co-star Eva LaRue were notified immediately and drove from Los Angeles to Rancho Mirage.”

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus, which broke out in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.

However, due to limitations in hospitals amid the pandemic, Kaya and La Rue could only spend “limited time” with the actor before his death, according to the representative.