Alec Musser, known for his role as Del Henry on the widely-watched ABC soap opera All My Children, passed away on January 17, 2024, at the age of 50. The news of his death by suicide was confirmed by his fiancée, Paige Press, on Instagram. In this blog post, we pay tribute to his life and career while extending our condolences to his family and friends.
A Talented Actor and Model
Born on April 11, 1973, in New York City, Alec Musser graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in political science and economics. His journey led him to Los Angeles, where he pursued a successful career in acting and modeling. Musser gained recognition by winning the second season of the reality show I Wanna Be a Soap Star in 2005, securing the role of Del Henry on All My Children from 2005 to 2007.
His charm and professionalism earned him praise in various TV shows and movies, including Rita Rocks, Road to the Altar, Desperate Housewives, and Grown Ups. Musser’s versatility shone as he collaborated with renowned stars like Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, and Eva Longoria. Beyond his entertainment career, he was a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, showcasing his passion for fitness and wellness.
A Devoted Fiancé and Father
Engaged to real estate agent and interior designer Paige Press, the couple had planned to marry in June 2024 after over six years together. Sharing a love for travel, adventure, and animals, they built a family with two dogs, a cat, and a horse. Their son, Ryder, born in 2019, was the center of Musser’s life, evident in his affectionate posts on Instagram.
Musser’s close ties extended to his parents, brother, and extended family. Known for his loyalty and support, he was a cherished friend in the entertainment industry and an active participant in charitable causes, including the MBA Opens Doors Foundation.
A Heartfelt Goodbye
The sudden loss of Alec Musser shocked those who knew him. Paige Press revealed that, at the time of his death, Musser was battling a severe case of COVID-19, experiencing depression and isolation. Hindered by personal struggles and unable to see his son for two weeks, he did not seek professional help. Press emphasized the importance of seeking support for those facing similar struggles.
Musser’s passing resonated deeply with former colleagues, including Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, and Susan Lucci, who remembered him as a wonderful person and a talented actor. Their social media tributes reflected the impact Musser had on their lives.
A Lasting Legacy
Alec Musser, a beacon of talent and kindness, leaves behind a legacy of excellence and joy. While his death is a heartbreaking loss, we choose to remember and celebrate his life, achievements, and the warmth he brought to those around him.
Rest in peace, Alec Musser. Your light will always shine in our hearts.