The soap community is mourning the loss of a great and talented man. John Callahan who is best known for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children, passed away at the age of 66 on March 27, 2020. In light of the news of his passing, the soap world has shared the reaction, many with utter shock and disbelief and some with just words of love for his family: his wife, Eva La Rue (ex-Maria Santos Grey, AMC) and their daughter, Kaya Callahan.
Here are some of the reactions of your favorite soap stars:
Wally Kurth (Ned, GH and Justin, DAYS): Oh my, John was way too young. What a loss. Always had a smile on my face while spending time with him. He was a fine actor and my friend. RIP John
Cady McClain (ex-Dixie, AMC et al): So sorry to hear if the passing of the man I called “Callahan.” He was a remarkable person. Funny, silly, fun. My heart goes out to his daughter and partner in parenting, Eva la Rue.
Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie, DAYS): Rest In Peace John. What a blessing it was to know you.
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Finola Hughes (ex-Alex/Anna, AMC and Anna, GH): Very sorry to hear about the passing of my scene partner #JohnCallahan from back on #AMC. Always ready with a fun story or joke, a true Irishman. Sending love to #EvaLaRue & his beautiful daughter Kaya. Rip #JohnCallahan
Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall, AMC): 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).
John J. York (Mac, GH): Good man, funny man, Gentle-man. Thinking of you and your family…R.I.P
We also join these soap stars who mourn the loss of a special man. We join them in sending love to his wife, their daughter, his friends, colleagues and the rest of his family during this very difficult time. May his soul rest in peace!
Carrie Genzel (ex-Skye/Toni): I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of AllMyChildren castmate John Callahan. We worked a lot together & as a newcomer I learned a lot from John who was always there to share his wisdom & humor between scenes. My heart goes out to Eva La Rue and their daughter Kaya.