American Movie, TV, And Broadway Actor Best Known For His Role On ‘All My Children’ Dies At 48
Actor Jeffrey Carlson was best known for the groundbreaking role he played on the soap opera “All My Children.” When he originally joined the cast of the show in 2006, he played a male rock star named Zarf. Later, his character admitted to being a transgender woman, and for the remainder of his time on the show his character was named Zoe.
Besides Carlson’s role on “All My Children,” he also had several other film and TV credits including the 2005 movie “Hitch” and the 2007 movie “The Killing Floor.”
Unfortunately, a representative for Carlson has confirmed the sad news that the actor has died at the age of 48 years old. A cause of death has not yet been released, and according to a statement from his family, his official cause of death will not be confirmed for four to six weeks.
Deeply, deeply sad about the passing of my friend and teacher Jeffrey Carlson. I really think some people cannot be contained in one life or one form or in the struggle being so brilliant in a dark timeline. Jeffrey changed the landscape even if he doesn’t get credit for it. pic.twitter.com/6E2a0uE85j
— Alyssa❄️Thordarson🇮🇸 (@alyssathorhamar) July 9, 2023
Elizabeth Carlson Gingras, Carlson’s sister, also shared a statement about her brother’s death, confirming that he died on July 6, 2023. She explained, “My handsome, brilliant, EXTREMELY talented brother Jeffrey Carlson has gone to be with our brother Gregory Carlson in heaven.” She added, “I can’t wrap my head around why this has happened. What I do know is that I will forever cherish our laughs and the deep love we have for each other. He has left such an impact on so many people it’s so hard to find the words to express how special he was. I have so much to say… but my heart isn’t well enough to provide Jeffrey with the words he deserves. I love you so, so much, my beautiful brother. 6/23/1975-7/06/2023.”
Upon learning the news of his death, “All My Children” posted a tribute to Carlson on social media.
Jeffrey Carlson, known to soap fans as Zarf and later their Transgender character of Zoe Luper, has died at the age of 48. Carlson was also known for their Broadway career in the early 2000s. May they Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/GVlpDFotsG
— All My Children (@_AllMyChildren) July 9, 2023
Watch the video below to learn more about Carlson’s life, death and his groundbreaking role on “All My Children.”
Rest in peace.