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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Finola Hughes & Other Celebrities Mourn Death of 'All My Children' Star John Callahan

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 30, 2020
11:54 A.M.
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Celebrities mourn the loss of John Callahan who died at 66 after he suffered a stroke.


Just after the news of his death became public, celebrities who knew, loved, and worked with John Callahan began paying their tributes via social media.

Actor John Callahan attends the World Premiere of "Do It Or Die" at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


One of such stars was Sarah Michelle Gellar who took to Instagram to share several old pictures of her life with the late "All My Children" alum. Through the post's caption, Sarah referred to the late 66-year-old as the father she never had as she declared:

"I promise you GP just as you were there for me, I will always be there for smoosh (Kaya) and @evalarue as well. I will tape a pic of you to my hand held Mirror (that's for you @kellyripa)"


Not to be left out, Finola Hughes also tweeted that she was saddened to learn of John's death. It would be recalled that Finola worked side-by-side with John from 1999 to 2003 on "All My Children."

Amid the pour-in of love, [it was] noted that a representative of the soap star pointed out that John's death was not related to the COVID-19 virus.


Another celebrity who paid tribute to John was the actress and singer, Holly Robinson Peete, who stated that she was sending her love to the actor's ex-wife, Eva LaRue, and his 18-year-old daughter, Kaya. 

People revealed that Kelly Ripa, who played the role of Hayley Vaughan on the longtime show from 1990 to 2002, mentioned that there were no words to describe how she was feeling. 

The site then recalled that John had been placed on life support after he suffered a stroke on Friday, March 27. 


While he was on life support, his family members were offered the opportunity to say their goodbyes to him before he was declared dead. However, his death wasn't announced until much later when Daytime Emmys wrote that:

"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."

John Callahan during Children's Day Artrageous Hosted by The Edwin Gould Foundation at The Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City, NY, United States | Photo: Getty Images

Amid the pour-in of love, Mirror noted that a representative of the soap star pointed out that John's death was not related to the COVID-19 virus. Despite that, his family still faced some constraints due to the steps taken by hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic.