Canary passed away from natural causes on Nov. 16 in Wilton, Connecticut.
Canary started his acting career in theater, performing in regional productions, and off-Broadway productions. During his Broadway debut of 'Great Day in the Morning', Canary was drafted into the Army, where he served for two years.
After he served, he returned to acting, working in both film and television. Aside from 'All My Children', Canary is also known for his role as Candy Canaday in 'Bonanza'.
Canary's stint on 'All My Children' lasted 26 years - he won five Outstanding Actor Awards and 16 nominations between 1983 and 2001. David retired from full-time acting in 2010.
Kelly Ripa, who played Canary's daughter on 'All My Children' tweeted upon learning the news Tuesday:
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.— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) November 24, 2015
Funeral services will be private for immediate family.
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