David Canary

David Canary is saying goodbye to the Chandler Clan.

The All My Children star announced his retirement from the long-running soap opera on Wednesday. His final episodes will air at the end of April.

The 71-year-old actor, who joined the cast of the ABC soap in 1983, earned five Emmys for his dual role as Adam Chandler and his shy twin, Stuart.

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ABC assures fans that they can expect a "scandalous end" to his marriage to Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) and a reunion with one of his former ex-wives. Canary's departure will also open up a power struggle within the Chandler household.

"Viewers will be happy with how Adam departs the canvas, and I know that leaving JR [Jacob Young] as head of the Chandler household will continue to provide the show with many great stories to come. This is not the last you've seen of Adam Chandler. I will be back to check up on the Chandler Clan," Canary said.

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Are you sad to see Canary go?