‘All My Children’ Star John Callahan’s Identity Stolen During Burglary After His Death
Soap star John Callahan’s ex-wife, Eva LaRue, has recently shared that the actor’s identity was stolen during a home burglary after his unexpected death in March.
Callahan died on March 28 after suffering a stroke. He was 66 years old at the time.
In an interview published on Tuesday with Fox News, LaRue opened up about her experience mourning Callahan’s death and then spoke of the alleged identity theft.
LaRue who is the mother of Callahan’s 18-year-old daughter, said during the interview, “It has definitely been a roller coaster because not only is my daughter grieving so hard, but I’m grieving separately in my way, too, because he has been my great friend.”
She continued saying, “And at the same time, somebody broke into his house right after he died and stole his identity, his car, his laptop. They have been taking out loans and credit cards in his name and they’ve siphoned money out of his bank account – it’s been a nightmare. A nightmare.”
“As you can imagine, every phone call is being put on hold for like 20 minutes or an hour or two hours, and then people being like, ‘I’m sorry, we can’t help you,’” LaRue said. “It’s a bureaucratic nightmare. Every phone call that we make to try to fix the situation is just insane.”
LaRue added, “It’s just sick and messed up. And I mean, the good thing is that they’re circling the wagons around this person. And so he’s going to get caught. But in the meantime, it’s wreaked such havoc for the last four months, like such crazy havoc.”
Callahan played Edmund Grey on ABC’s All My Children from 1992 to 2005 where he met LaRue who played his love interest in the show, Maria Santos. The couple was married from 1996 to 2004.