Would someone please tell me why they killed Stuart Chandler on All My Children???
Sweet, kind, gentle, wonderful Stuart…..the antithesis to his power-hungry, manipulative, devious, identical twin Adam Chandler.
Both characters have been so adeptly played by veteran David Canary.
As such, Canary masterfully transformed himself into each character with distinct changes in wardrobe, gestures, expressions and appearance.
While playing the dual roles, Canary won the Daytime Emmy Award four times.
Stuart was such a breath of fresh air….so different than most soapy characters.
He was simple in his ways, yet so wise in his assessment of people and of situations.
All of this leaves me wondering…..
What are they thinking??

6 thoughts on “Stuart Chandler Dead? Say It Isn’t So!

  1. LuAnne C
    May 31, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I agree. What was AMC thinking when they killed off Stewart? Normally GH ticks me off for getting rid of veterans, but this takes the cake!

  2. ChrisG
    June 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Times being tough, Canary was asked to take a pay cut. He agreed but said he would no longer play a dual role.

  3. Michele
    June 2, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I had read speculation about that as well.
    But Stuart hasn’t had a great deal of airtime in the past few years that I’m not sure the extra pay would have made that big of a difference.
    But it could be. I just don’t know.
    It’s just such a shame because Stuart was such a beloved character.

  4. Kimi
    June 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I also heard about the pay cut. But you know as much as I loved Stuart, I’d rather them cut the character than for us to love David Canary completely over a money dispute.
    I’m really enjoying DC’s portrayal of Adam after Stuart’s death as well. Can’t wait to find out why he’s so into Annie.
    Stuart will be missed tho, big time! He may not have gotten a lotta airtime but whenever he graced the screen I was happy to see him!

  5. Kimi
    June 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I was actually hoping that Ryan was the one to go ….

  6. Kimi
    June 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    & that should’ve read above:
    … for us to LOSE David Canary completely over a money dispute.