Sarah Michelle Gellar pays tribute to late 'All My Children' co-star John Callahan

Sarah Michelle Gellar mourns the loss of her “All My Children” co-star John Callahan.

Callahan died at the age of 66, his ex-wife and former co-star Eva LaRue announced on Saturday. Callahan was a well-known soap star, known for playing Edmund Gray in “All My Children” from 1992 to 2005. The native of Brooklyn, New York also played roles in “Santa Barbara”, “Falcon Crest” and “Days” of our lives. “

Gellar described him movingly Instagram tribute as a friend who acted as her stand-in father in real life.

“Get past the awful eyebrows on me and you’ll notice the incredibly handsome man who stood next to me during my high school graduation,” Gellar began her tribute, which was accompanied by the throwback graduation photo and a series of photos that the close bond showed that she shared with the actor.

“That’s #JohnCallahan or better known to me as a family doctor (but why I called him who is left between us and those closest to him). He came in many times in my life because I didn’t have a father to be there, she wrote.

“John’s greatest joy in life was having his own daughter @kaya_callahan. John left us this morning,” continued Gellar, who starred in “All My Children” from 1993 to 1995. “I promise your doctor, just as you were there for me, I will always be there for smoosh (Kaya) and @evalarue.”

She added, “This is too much, especially now, but I want the world to know how much you meant to so many people.”

LaRue posted her own moving tribute to the late actor Instagram.

“May Angels Flights calm you down my dear friend. Your larger-than-life, cozy personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We’re devastated – My great friend, co-parent partner and loving daddy to Kaya, ”she wrote, sharing a series of photos from their lives together. In a sweet photo, Callahan puts a hand on LaRue’s pregnant belly and in several others the co-parents pose together with their now adult daughter.

LaRue, who played Callahan’s love interest Maria Santos in “All My Children,” closed her post with a heartbreaking signature.

“I hope Heaven has baseball and your team always wins! The Yankees just lost their biggest fan,” she wrote.

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