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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

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Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

Share your condolences and remember of Christopher via the comment section below.

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Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am shocked and saddened by this news. I so enjoyed him during his time on All My Children.

Sincere condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Wow! His likeness to his father was uncanny; one face! I actually don’t remember him from either of the roles mentioned; perhaps if I saw some old clips I would. But I am familiar with him from some of his other work and of course because he’s a Kennedy. Am so sorry to read this. Cliche but true: too young. Sad news.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

I had no idea he was on GH (probably during a viewing absence on my part), but I do fondly remember his tenure on AMC. “too young” is indeed true. And it becomes a reminder of yet another cliche: life is short…

rebecca1
rebecca1

So true, Jamesj…depressing.

scoobydum
scoobydum

Gosh, was he a good looking guy. Really looked like his Dad. As someone with 7 years, I admire his commitment to substance abuse and treatment issues. He gave back. We should all admire that.

Chris
Chris

Rip

su000
su000

Quite often, when I look in, someone has died..
too much dying.
Anyways, no idea who this one same I usually don’t know any in latests news, all way before my time.

WHAAA I miss the old Soap board, at the least I wasn’t always lost.
I liked when it was just soaps..
BUT!
for Michael the site is a huge upgrade for him, and happy for him.

I have to ask (cus I’m going crazy!!
Anyone here use windows 7 and chrome ??

I have to switch to Firefox to post; chrome doesn’t work here unless its just me.
I can read etc with chrome but when i write posts they fail to show.
I have posted identical posts at same time and only the firefox posts show up..

rebecca1
rebecca1

As a person who grew up on MAC, I had to “adjust” to windows. (long story; lol, not important, but!!!!!) I have windows 10 and use chrome. Can you updgrade to 10?

Also, if you google (I tried to post a link) there are articles about 7 with chrome.

boes
boes

I use windows 7 and chrome and it works fine for me.

su000
su000

thank you both..
It’s crazy..
No idea why my win 7 chrome can not post.
my laptop is clean.. updated.. in perfect tech condition.
I’m posting this chrome and firefox, lets see if both will post

su000
su000

sigh–
Only the firefox post showed up/posted, the chrome one did not.
I spent 3 hrs posting to 14 boards. LOL really.googled message boards lol
I signed up and drooped one post in the 14 and later tonight deleted the accounts (some boards were crazy and some I couldnt delete 🙁 lol..
Anyways ever post/14 of the ”chrome” posts posted, no problem, but not here.
It is Not my pc it is something weird here.
So– I’ll have to switch to Firefox to post 🙁 it’s sotra tiresome– I do not like Firefox.

0ooh my chrome used to work here no problem until one day over a month back it did not, any longer.

boes
boes

Good luck! I swear I never know why anything on my computer works or doesn’t. I hope yours gets fixed somehow.

Andrea Francis
Andrea Francis

RIP…sad to hear this news.

RICKIE BOGUILLE
RICKIE BOGUILLE

Awful! Susan Brown, Patrick James Clarke, Carole Shelley, and now Christopher Lawford. This has been a sad couple of months for soap fans.

Ros Dinkins
Ros Dinkins

Sincere condolences to family & friends for your loss. It saddens me that he was taken to soon. R.I.P Chris Lawford. You will be missed.

Diane
Diane

R.I.P.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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WATCH: Live With Kelly And Ryan’s All My Children Halloween Reboot

In one of the funniest satires of a soap opera, Live with Kelly and Ryan annual Halloween episode had this year as its theme the trend in Hollywood to reboot TV shows and more.  So, what should they pick as one of the shows they spoof?  You betcha … Kelly’s first major acting gig on All My Children where she played Hayley Vaughan!

Joining Kelly in the  Halloween”Reboot” of All My Children were Ripa’s real-life hubby Mark Consuelos who played Mateo Santos back on the ABC daytime drama series.

Then, also joining in the throwback fun was none other than the original Kendall Hart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, the one and only Susan Lucci, reprising her role of Erica Kane, and All My Children Superfan, Bravo host and producer, Andy Cohen stepping in as a recast Mateo!

Ryan Seacrest wasn’t left out! He took on the role of Erica’s longtime love, Jackson Montgomery. In addition, Eva LaRue took part in the send-up reprising her role of Maria Santos, and then there is the mysterious Farfel Fargate! Who knew? Myrtle had a brother?

Watch the All My Children reboot below!  Then let us know what was your favorite part of it in the comment section below!

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