Lynette Rice
February 16, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EST

So long, Adam/Stuart Chandler! The Emmy-winning David Canary has announced he’ll retire from ABC’s All My Children at the end of April. The actor, who joined the soap in 1983, won five daytime Emmys for playing Adam Chandler and his timid twin, Stuart. ABC said fans should look forward to a “scandalous” end to his marriage to Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) and a reunion with one of his former wives before Canary departs the show this spring. Fortunately, Canary promises to make occasional appearances in the future.

“My career on All My Children has given me more than words could ever covey, both professionally and personally. I have cherished each and every moment,” Canary said in a statement. “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.”

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