According to SOAPnet, actor David Canary, who plays Adam Chandler (and who also played Stuart Chandler) on All My Children, has announced his retirement from the show.

David, whose scenes will continue to air through April 2010, made the following statement:

“My career on All My Children has given me more than words could ever convey, both professionally and personally. I have cherished each and every moment. I would like to thank all the fans who have tuned in throughout the years. Their love and support has meant the world to me. I truly feel that I will leave the show in great hands. The 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.”

Apparently, Adam’s marriage with current wife Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) will reach its conclusion amid scandal, and Adam will get back together with a former wife. Additionally, his departure will be the catalyst for a power struggle within the House of Chandler!

David Canary has been with All My Children since 1983.

Soaps.com is sad to hear of David’s retirement – he will be greatly missed on the canvas – but we wish him all the best for the future! Feel free to leave your remarks on this news in our comment section below! Feel free to revisit some of Adam’s storylines over the years through his Character Profile.