Actor Alec Musser, known for his role on "All My Children" and a memorable part in the 2010 Adam Sandler comedy "Grown Ups," has died at the age of 50.
TMZ reported that Musser's fiancée, Paige Press, said Musser died Friday night at his home in Del Mar.
According to Press, Musser was suffering from "a severe case of Covid," and believes he died from the illness. He was both vaccinated and boosted, FOX News reported. Musser confirmed that an autopsy would be conducted.
"He was a very healthy person. I mean he took exceptional care of his body and what went into it. …He'd eat some cookies and that was the worst thing I ever saw him do."
"Alec was a wonderful man. He was the best fiancé. The best dog dad. Very kind hearted person," Press said of Musser, whom she got engaged to a little over a year ago. "Seeing how many messages and people have reached out to me from his childhood…In the last couple of days, people I’ve never even met, sending me photos from him from high school and when he was in there wedding…He was so loved and touched by so many people."
He played a role described as "Water Park Stud" in 2010's "Grown Ups."
Sandler, who co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the film, posted a tribute to Musser on Instagram, writing: "I loved this guy. Cannot believe he is gone. Such a wonderful, funny good man. Thinking of Alec Musser and his family and sending all my love. A true great sweetheart of a person."
Salma Hayek Pinault, who played Sandler's character's wife in "Grown Ups," also paid tribute to Messer on social media.
"He was so kind professional and absolutely hillarious," Hayek Pinault wrote. "His early departure breaks my heart. I feel so blessed that I got to meet him. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones for this great loss."
Musser was born in New York and later attended the University of San Diego. He won the role of Del Henry on the long-running ABC soap opera in July 2005 after winning the second season of the reality show "I Wanna Be a Soap Star."
City News Service and FOX News contributed to this report.