Another Beloved ABC Actor Dead at 50

Alec Musser dead at 50
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We are just a couple of weeks into the new year, but we have already had several popular and highly regarded actors pass away. And sadly, we now have another death to report on. And to make things worse, the actor was only 50 years old when he died.

On January 14, it was reported that Grown Ups star, actor Alec Musser, had died at the age of 50. News of the actor’s death was confirmed by his fiancĂ©e, Paige Press. Press told TMZ that her fiancĂ© had passed away in their Del Mar, California home, although she did not share how he had died. Musser’s uncle, Robert, also confirmed the death, but would not say how the actor died.

Alec Musser

Credit: Alec Musser Instagram

After revealing that Musser had died, Press shared several stories on her personal Instagram page. She called Musser the “love of my life,” and the “best fiancĂ© ever.” Musser’s fiancĂ©e also called the day he died the worst day of her life.

Musser began his career in 2005, when he won the reality show, I Wanna Be a Soap Star. Before that, the all-American boy next door was seen around the country in ads for the clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch.

Alec Musser Paige Press

Credit: Paige Press Instagram Story

Shortly after winning I Wanna Be a Soap Star, Messer was cast in the role of Del Henry on the iconic ABC soap opera, All My Children. After that, he also appeared in the hit show Desperate Housewives. He even starred alongside Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, and David Spade in the 2010 film, Grown Ups.

Adam Sandler shared a touching post after learning of Musser’s death.

I loved this guy. Cannot believe he is gone. Such a wonderful, funny good man. Thinking of Alec Musser and his family and sending all my love. A true great sweetheart of a person.


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As we said above, Musser’s death is not the only one to happen just weeks into the new year.

Just one week ago, Designated Survivor and The Cleaning Lady star, Adan Canto, passed away. He was only 42 years old. According to Canto’s friends and loved ones, he died from appendiceal cancer, which is incredibly rare.

Adan Canto The Cleaning Lady

Credit: Fox

Days before Canto passed away, Mary Poppins star Glynis Johns died at the age of 100. Johns had played the suffragette singing wife of stuffy banker, George Banks. Johns was the oldest living Disney Legend — and that honor now belongs to Dick Van Dyke.

And sadly, on Christmas Eve 2023, another All My Children actor passed away. Kamar de los Reyes died at the age of 56, leaving behind a wife and two young children. Like Adan Canto, de los Reyes died after a brief battle with cancer.

We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fiancée of Alec Musser.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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