The surprising cancellation of 'All My Children' on Thursday left many fans sad and disappointed. But it's not just the fans that are upset. One of the soap's most famous alumni, Kelly Ripa, shared she was "heart sick" over the news, reports.

"This is like losing a member of your family," Ripa said. The 41-year-old actress played Hayley Vaughan Santos for 20 years on the show.

"'All My Children' was more than a job -- it was my family. It was there that I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born; it was there where I met many of my life-long friends," the 'Live with Regis and Kelly' star said.

The actress-turned-talk show host met her husband Mark Consuelos when they co-starred on the show. He left the show last year after 15 years.