Former All My Children and As the World Turns actor Ben Jorgensen has passed away at age 51. Jorgensen rose to fame as gay teen Kevin Sheffield on AMC; he also played a young Chris Hughes on ATWT. His one-time AMC co-star Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby) shared the sad news on Instagram.
My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today.
Read the full tribute below.