Jeffrey Carlson
Jeffrey Carlson Image Credit: twitter @FeldmanAdam

Jeffrey Carlson, who played the groundbreaking character Zoe in ‘All My Children’, has died. He was 48. The actor has been a regular on the daytime drama since 2006.

"RIP Jeffrey Carlson, 48, exposed-nerve star of Broadway (Billy in The Goat, Marilyn in Taboo) and TV (the groundbreaking character Zoe on All My Children). A powerful actor and a painful loss," wrote Time Out New York theatre editor Adam Feldman on Twitter.

Carlson first appeared on the show in August 2006 as Zarf, then returned in November as Zoe.

On Facebook, the Shakespeare Theatre Company paid tribute. "STC is deeply saddened by the recent death of Jeffrey Carlson. Throughout his career, Jeffrey gave beautiful and nuanced performances that took him from television and film to Broadway and, thankfully for us, to STC."

According to the post, his memorable performances include Lorenzaccio (2005), Hamlet (2007), Free For All (2008), Romeo and Juliet (2016), and the 2017 version of Free For All, as per Deadline.

"We extend our heartfelt condolences to Jeffrey's friends, family, and colleagues who knew and loved him the most."

Carlson, who was born in Long Beach, California, attended the Juilliard School. In 2003, he made his Broadway debut in Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia. He would later co-star with Academy Award winner Hilary Swank in 'Tartuffe' and 'The Miracle Worker'.

Carlson was also known for his role as 'Marilyn', an '80s British pop star, in 'Taboo' from 2003 to 2004.