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Grown Ups Star Alec Musser’s Cause Of Death Confirmed

Grown Up star Alec Musser's cause of death has been confirmed. 
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Alec Musser’s cause of death has been confirmed. 

Musser was an American actor and model who was best known for his role as Del Henry in the TV soap opera All My Children, which ended in 2013.

He landed the role after appearing on the reality TV contest I Wanna Be a Soap Star.

Fans will also recognise Musser from his iconic part in the comedy film Grown Ups, in which he portrayed the water park patron in one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.

Outside of acting, the star also had some high-profile modelling work for brands such as GQ and Cosmopolitan.

Musser’s fans were left devastated earlier this month when it was confirmed he had died aged 50.

Now the actor’s cause of death has officially been disclosed, and tragic details have emerged.

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The heartbreaking news was shared on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press, who wrote on her stories: “RIP to the love of my life.

“I will never stop loving you. My heart is broken. Today is the worst day of my life. We were so happy.”

Celebrities and fans have also taken to social media and paid tribute.

Alec Musser and Paige Press.
Alec Musser’s cause of death has officially been confirmed. Credit: @alecmusser/Instagram

Musser’s Grown Ups co-star, Adam Sandler, took to Instagram and penned: “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.”

While Salma Hayek also said: “In loving memory of Alec Musser. He was so kind professional and absolutely hilarious. 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.”


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Warning: the following contains a discussion of suicide.

According to a San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office press release published on Tuesday, and as reported by TMZ, the All My Children star died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The report states that Musser’s fiancée found the late star ‘seated and slumped on the bathroom floor’ on the morning of January 13.

He had reportedly been seen alive the night prior.

“She noted a firearm near him and an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest and called 911,” the press release also notes. “Paramedics and law enforcement responded and confirmed the death.”

When the devastating news was originally confirmed to TMZ, neither Press nor Musser’s uncle elaborated on the circumstances surrounding the actor’s passing.

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Musser’s final Instagram post shows the model surfing a big wave, alongside the caption: “Silhouette by Baja Winter twilight,” alongside a sunset emoji.

Heartbreakingly, his fiancée has taken to the comments and penned: “You were my everything. I miss you so much. My heart is broken.

“I promise to take good care of Calle and Rue [their pet dogs], and we will love you forever.”

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the US at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

In the UK, the Samaritans is available 24/7 if you need to talk. You can contact them for free by calling 116 123, emailing [email protected] or heading to the website to find your nearest branch.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.