In 1981 Josh confronted Kellam about his role in the death/suicide of his mother Sunny Chandler, and eventually Josh pulled a gun on him. Josh couldn't shoot Kellam, and when he dropped the gun Kellam picked it up and was about to shoot Josh, when Todd Chandler came in and wrestled with his father. As they wrestled, the gun went off, and Kellam was killed. Todd left Salem for awhile, but eventually returned. Unknown to Liz, he was a part of Savannah Wilder's drug and porno ring. In 1986 Todd's alcohol abuse lead to a fatal car crash.