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Daytime Emmy Poll Results: Slezak, Geary & Woods and GH Voted Who YOU Want to See Win The Emmy!

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The results are in from our Daytime Emmy polls where we asked you, our soapers, to tell us who you would like to see win the most in the Outstanding Lead Actor, Lead Actress, and Outstanding Drama Series categories on tonight’s 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Telecast on HLN!

In the Lead Actor category there was a tie!  You chose General Hospital’s Anthony Geary and One Life to Live’s Robert S. Woods, and in second place was GH’s Maurice Benard!

In the Lead Actress category voters  went with One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak who had 37.55% of the votes and in second place was Crystal Chappell for her performance as Carly Manning on Days of our Lives with 29.37 of the votes.  Looks like the fans are favoring the talented performers from One Life, and also looking for a record seventh Emmy to land in the hands of Geary and Slezak!

And finally in the Outstanding Drama Series category,  the fans voted for General Hospital with 49% of the vote with Days of our Lives with 21.64% in second place, and All My Children in third place with close to 16% of the vote.

Let’s see if your picks match the academy’s picks tonight starting on the Emmy telecast at 8PMEST/5PMPST! And what do you think of On-Air On-Soaps site users choices?  Let us know!

 

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RobinAshley
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RobinAshley

Wow I didnt even know there was a poll, but if I had my vote would have gone for Crystal Chappell!

Debi
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Debi

If GH is so popular, why are the ratings so low??

TS
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TS

What a joke! They really should have been the best daytime drama???? really??????? it is sad that one life to live was not even nominated….. says allot about the people that voted.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you 100 %………………………………………..They over looked OLTL once more !!!!!!!!!!! I think that REALLY STINKS something AWFUL!!!!!!! OLTL should have gotten some awards… OLTL will alway’s be to me MY OUTSTANDING DRAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF ALL TIME..

barbara t
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barbara t

Oh come on debi, baby steps. However, we only have two and a half months left, and a lot of people go on vacation, we have to kill that good afternoon america like we killed the revolution. That 2 o’clock spot has to go to general hospital.

Debi
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Debi

what do you mean we only have 2 1/2 months left??
In my world, when abc cuts GH, it will be picked up by another network if we can get the ratings up.

Have you been to my new blog yet?

Bruce
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Bruce

Slazak, and Woodsie all the way!!

Torrey
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Torrey

And of course, it ends up going to Heather Tom…..Really? What a joke!!

barbara t
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barbara t

That’s what I thought.

Debi
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Debi

I was SHOCKED Erica didn’t get it. When they called her up with Susan Lucci you could feel the lack of emotion from her as well.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree……….

Connie
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Connie

am i the only one somewhat concerned that the Revolution is being replaced with a new show “Good Afternoon America”? I was under the impression that when the Revolution finally went away, a spot would be guaranteed for General Hosptal since Katy Couric will be taking their timeslot. And since ABC seems to be content with the lackluster ratings of the Chew, I would guess that’s not going anywhere. What do you think, Michael?

barbara t
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barbara t

No, your not the only one, I am very concerned and we have to continue to boycott abc/disney, we need to do to good afternoon america as we did to that revolution show. ABC/DISNEY LIED TO US.

susan M.
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susan M.

I thought GH was taking the 2:00 spot…………………..

susan M.
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susan M.

Highly suspicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

angela
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angela

You really need to research the facts. GH will be moving to a 2:00 pm time slot in September. The promos have already started airing on the east coast.

Connie
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Connie

according to their advertising, Good Afternoon America is taking the 2:00 spot in July. I have a sneaky feeling that if the reviews are good, you can say bye-bye to GH. Are the promos for GH at 2 brought to you by ABC?????
gee…….

barbara t
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barbara t

The promos are saying that starting july 9th, Good afternoon america will be taking the 2 o’clock spot, if it works out and the rating are good and general hospital goes down connie is right bye-bye general hospital.

susan M.
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susan M.

Well I am very disappointed in the Daytime Emmy Award Show….I have seen better ones in the past…..OLTL is constantly over looked….I only saw Matthew & Starr at the award show…No one else from OLTL…Saw a little over an hour of the emmy’s & I recorded the rest of it…What I saw was no big deal….Erika Slezsak & Robert Woods didn’t win…. I am extemely pissed-off……………The music played each time the show came back from a commerical & after the person received their award & was leaving the stage . That goofy music came on…Not happy at all with the… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Thank GOD, I am not the only one who was turned off by that awful music.

susan M.
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susan M.

Why is OLTL discarded like garbage from this daytime emmy award show????? OLTL just can not get a break……………………………This was their last hurray….And treated like crap again…OLTL will alway’s be #1 in my book.. A lot of talent on this soap and was OVER LOOKED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooo angry & upset over the daytime emmy award show… In the past the daytime emmy’s were exciting & entertaining…This daytime emmy award show was a STINKER!!!!!! I could go on & 0n…………………………………..Soap fans what are your opinions on the daytime emmy’s ????? I rate it from a scale from 1- 10..I… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

It was boring and Once again One life to live was upstaged by ERICKA KANE, I give it a 2, The music was bad. Read all the rest of my posts on this subject because I feel the same as you susan m.

susan M.
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susan M.

Erika Slezsak was up staged by Susan Lucci….. She is so full of herself….I will not Ms.Lucci’s show in March.. I could care less…I use to like her but , no more..Seeing how she HAMS IT UP !!!!!! On the emmy’s SAT… She has big ones………………………………….Erika Slezsak is a class act……., She is a team player…This is what Ms. Lucci lacks………….TERRIBLE & BORING SHOW..The music made me BARF !!!!!!!!!!!!!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Susan thanks for updating me I just deleted it without watching it you want to know why OLTL did not get a nomination and AMC did not get the emmy because then they would have had to admit they cancelled the wrong shows they did not want egg on their face. And I like GH but I would have preferred AMC have got it I thought it was just as good I hated the Jake storyline always will!!!

Torrey
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Torrey

Worst Emmy’s Ever!!! And was that supposed to be a tribute to AMC & OLTL? What a freaking joke!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

Yeah, It was all Erricka Kane. Wasn’t the worse, But it sure was boring and long, I give HLN a break they only had 3 weeks to put it together, Wasn’t that music horrible? I do give 3 cheers for general hospital and Oscar the grouch, ANd his GARBAGE CAN.

susan M.
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susan M.

Susan Lucci was hogging the whole thing.. Did you see when she presented a award & all the winners came up on stage Susan was going on her tippy toes so she could be seen on camera………………What a HAM!!!!! Erika Sleszak has a lot of class……

Debi
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Debi

I don’t blame hln at all for anything. They aired the show. The show was all about promoting GH and dissing OLTL.
Whoever set out to do that, succeeded.

susan M.
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susan M.

I was waiting for the tribute for AMC & OLTL….All they did is have Susan Lucci come up and say a little something with Erika Sleszak & Cameron Masterson,,,I was expetecting more then that…I thought they would show some favorite clips from AMC & OLTL……………………………………It was a terrible tribute….Not worthy of AMC & OLTL…………………….I liked seeing Erika Sleszak…But I wish they would have done something more than just talking about it…..That was VERY disappointing to say the least…………..I rate the daytime emmy at about a three in a half….Pretty CRAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Ok I just watched a clip of the Susan Lucci thing! Sorry Susan you stepped on it this time the show was an ensemble act no one character makes a soap and well I am disappointed. I did read on a blog that ABC would not release the clips do not know if this is true. Sad.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I meant Susan Lucci stepped on it not Susan M LOL!!!!

Charles
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Charles

Why was there no video with the tribute presentation with LaLucci, Cameron, Erika??It was meaningless.Why was Bethany the non-talented reality “star” and i mean that with no praise and glory, on the show as a presenter, she was as horrible as her talk show, hopefully it will be short-lived. This production of the show was terrible from start to finish, starting with the ailing muppett and Anderson Cooper. It was a sign of things to come.This show was horrible, more frightful moments of acceptance speeches, too many kids, too many non-acting people on stage, the one highlight of the show… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Hey Charles, I agree with you about everything you said. But, Come on, I Don’t care about Anderson copper either, He represents those awful talk shows, but give Oscar a break, I enjoyed him and he is a daytime star, I thought the Garbage can was fitting, given all the GARBAGE emmys that were handed out.

Debi
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Debi

I like Cooper. Who I could have gone without seeing was Baba Walters.

susan M.
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susan M.

Yes it was VERY DISAPPOINTING……………And it was one of the worst daytime emmy award shows…I remember more better daytime emmy shows in the past….This one was a fluke………………………………STINKEROO!!!!!!!!! I was looking forward in seeing memorable clips from AMC & OLTL…..What a RIP- OFF show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The beginning of the show the muppet character was so STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The show was a ZERO in my book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TS
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TS

Regis and Kelley should have been there to pick up the award.. disappointed in their actions of not making the time to show up and accept the award

Dan
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Dan

Great night for GH, and I’m very happy about that. There were some things wrong with the show. The stupid music, the lack of clips, and the joke of a tribute to AMC and OLTL. But I’d rather have a show like this than no show at all, or the garbage we saw from Las Vegas the past two years. Those were the worst Emmys ever. Tonight was far from the worst.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you about the stupid music….The tribute for AMC & OLTL yes it was a JOKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Past emmy shows were much BETTER… What happen with this one………………………………………Poorly put together……….Like it was just thrown together at the last minute…In my opinion………..

Mary
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Mary

Dan, I agree with you. Yes, there were things on the show that definitly could have been better ( the three things you mentioned are at the top of my list too) but overall it wasn’t too bad for HLN’s first try at producing the awards show. It was good enough that I hope they will broadcast this show again next year. Somebody has to!

Derrick
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Derrick

Didn’t have HLN but after hearing how bad the award show was and the winners, I was GLAD I didn’t see the award show. AMC and OLTL went home empty handed was a UTTER & COMPLETE TRAVESTY there. GH winning everything UGHH! Was glad Y&R, B&B and DAYS won. DAYS winning Writing was a SHOCK but I was happy they won; an award they haven’t won since the 70s. That’s pure sadness there!

Jessi
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Jessi

If i knew about the poll, Totally Crystal Chappell should have win!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I taped it and I will delete it, I won’t watch now that I have seen the results and read your comments, RHerbst was robbed again I guess she is too nice to get an emmy you have to have a potty mouth and be a political activist no way was Tom better then the other ladies and I am so over Geary!

angela
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angela

The Emmy’s just solidify my beliefs that the genre is dead. There is absolutely no respect for daytime dramas anymore. OLTL being overlooked for best show was just too much for words! When the nominations came out I could not believe they didn’t get the nod for bast show! I’m not sure of the show will be able to make nominations next year as I don’t know what the cut off date is but if they do garner a nom they will loose. Oh and HEATHER TOM!!!!! Really??????????

Torrey
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Torrey

And someone please tell me what the heck did the alligator, porcupine, cockroaches and other animals have to do with with presentations that Debbie Gibson & Company were making? And why weren’t there more stars presenting awards? Plus it didn’t even seem like a lot of stars showed up for the event…..if they don’t show, then what’s the point of having the show in the first place? You can’t be a star, and complain about how the industry is overlooking you, then not even show up for the award ceremony…shows that you think as little of your industry as the… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I think that HLN had to come up with last minute entertainment they only had 3 weeks to put it together, It is pretty bad that they had to get in touch with a alligator, I wonder who his agent was, It , the alligator should be living the life of riley in a pond or swamp in florida along with the other animals that didn’t belong on a leash, what those two people had to do with daytime I don’t know But they did not belong there. It was boring wasn’t it? I was very up set that only… Read more »

Debi
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Debi

I still say KUDOS for HLN for carrying the show. Without HLN, there would have been nothing. HLN is constanting on Sunday rerunning the show. Back to back.

barbara t
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barbara t

Yes they were good at it, during all their shows they would advertize the emmys where going to be on, They showed more ads then any of the other networks EVER did. Maybe next year if they carry them we can give them some advice on what to do and what not to do, and to be sure not to ask Ericka Kane to show up, or the alligator, throw in debby gibson and that frankle woman who did the reality show, What was she there for?

Ann
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Ann

Susan Lucci proved what a real diva she is. How many times can a woman mention her character’s name and praise all about herself? The audacity not to mention any of her fine co-stars that helped make her what she is/was. Personally, I didn’t think she was the best actor on the show, just there longer and because she catered to Agnes Nixon. They should have had David Canary out there instead of that Cameron Matheson guy. The guy that played Trevor, the women who played Janet and Natalie were more natural in front of the camera. I thought Susan’s… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

The awards show were last minute and looked well last. Poor writing. I think Erika Sleazak and Susan Lucci were put in a horrible position. Lucci is rumoured to be miffed they didn’t show clips (because ABC wouldn’t release them). She did what she was told and read what they wrote for her. I agree it focussed to much on Erica but the show wrote it. Sleazak did seem emotionless about the whole thing ( I do think she deserved an Emmy) and truly Cameron Mathison had no business be up there other than he maybe good looking and he… Read more »

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According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

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All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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