Susan Lucci responds to All My Children cancellation

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“All My Children” which stars Susan Lucci will be canceled along with One Life to Live, NBC announced  Thursday.

The actress who plays Erica Kane for 31 years on the daytime soap opera released a statement after the cancellation was announced.

Susan said, “It’s been a fantastic journey. I’ve loved playing Erica Kane and working with [show creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I’m looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities.”

Back in 1970, Susan appeared as Erica Kane on the very first episode of All My Children and is the only remaining original cast member.

Kelly Ripa who also cast in the show told THR, “This is like losing a member of your family.” She adds, “All My Children was more than a job — it was my family. It was there that I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born; it was there where I met many of my life-long friends. It was the greatest training ground ever. I feel heartsick.”

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