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ALL MY CHILDREN’s Christopher Lawford Dead at 63

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The daytime community is mourning the loss of Christopher Lawford, who has died at the age of 63. His cousin, Kerry Kennedy, broke the news on Twitter. He played Senator Jordan for a brief stint on GENERAL HOSPITAL in 2003, but is best known to soap fans for playing Philip “Charlie” Brent, Jr. on ALL MY CHILDREN from 1992-95.

After a series of child actors, Lawford took over the role of Charlie to portray the character as an adult, getting into a steamy romance with Erica Kane and becoming the spokesman for Enchantment Cosmetics. After Erica called off their wedding, he got involved with Hayley Vaughan and they started a private investigation business together. Their romance came to an unfortunate end when she decided to marry Alec McIntyre instead. Charlie finally found love with Cecily Davidson in an internet chat room, and they got married and left Pine Valley to raise a family together.

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Lawford with Kelly Ripa’s Hayley in a 1992 scene from AMC. (Photo Credit: Ann Limongello/ABC via Getty Images)

Lawford could also be seen in primetime series like THE O.C., CHICAGO HOPE, and SILK STALKINGS as well as films such as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Exit Wounds, and Thirteen Days. In addition to his acting, Lawford wrote a bestselling memoir detailing his struggle with substance abuse.

The nephew of President John F. Kennedy, Lawford also worked extensively in politics and the non-profit sector, including staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, numerous national, state, and local political campaigns, and more.

Our thoughts are with Lawford’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. 

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