Ray MacDonnell during The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards – Pre-Party Thrown by Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)

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American actor Ray MacDonnell has died.

The star – famed for appearing on ABC drama All My Children for 40-years – passed away on June 10.

He died from natural causes, Michael Fairman TV reports, at his home in Chappaqua, New York.

Ray was one of the original actors cast in 1970 on All My Children as Dr. Joe Martin and he worked on the series until it moved its production from New York to LA in 2009.

He then made several guest appearances the following year alongside his on-screen wife, then played by Lee Meriwether and starred in the final episode when the series wrapped.

In 2013 the show was revived as a web series with and Ray agreeing to take part in a few episodes.

However, the revival was short-lived and only aired between February and April 2013.

In 2004 Ray was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys.

(Image: FilmMagic)

Ray also appeared in the role of Philip Capice for eight years on The Edge of Night and also starred on Broadway.

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