Actor Alec Musser of 'All My Children' fame dies at age 50
In news that has shocked the show business world, it emerged over the weekend that Alec Musser, known for his work in films and on the daytime drama All My Children, died unexpectedly at the age of 50, as PEOPLE reports.
Musser's death at his Del Mar, California home was confirmed in an Instagram story posted to the account of the actor's fiancée, Paige Press, though no cause of death has yet been made official.
Grieving fiancée honors actor
Press announced the news of Musser's passing by writing, “RIP to the love of my life” and adding a series of photos documenting their life together.
“I will never stop loving you,” she added. “My heart is broken.”
Declaring Saturday “the worst day of my life,” Press recalled that she and Musser had been “so happy.”
Varied career, interests remembered
For many, Musser will be remembered for his portrayal of character Del Henry in All My Children, a role he held from 2005-2007, years in which he appeared in a total of 43 episodes.
Musser got his break in television by winning the second season of I Wanna Be a Soap Star on SOAPnet, a contest-style show in which the grand prize was a role on the aforementioned daytime series.
However, he was also known for appearances in ABC's Desperate Housewives back in 2011, feature films Rita Rocks and Grown Ups, and TV movie Road to the Altar.
Prior to his on-screen career, Musser worked as a model, appearing in campaigns for clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch, and he was also known for his love of fitness, the outdoors, and being a “dog dad,” as Press explained.
Tributes pour in
Among those expressing their sadness about Musser's passing over the weekend was Hollywood star Adam Sandler, who appeared with the late actor in 2010's Grown Ups, as Deadline noted.
“I loved this guy. Cannot believe he is gone. Such a wonderful, funny good man,” Sandler wrote on Instagram.
Echoing the sentiments of the legions of film and TV fans who enjoyed Musser's work over the years, Sander added, “Thinking of him and his family and sending all my love.”