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Former "OLTL" star Clint Ritchie has died!

Clint0209.jpg“OLTL’s” original Clint Buchanan, Clint Ritchie has passed away. The Radar Online is reporting this story this morning.  Here is a post from the article:

“The handsome cowboy shocked his family and friends after successfully getting a pacemaker implanted only to die 10 hours later, quietly in his sleep.

Clint Ritchie’s longtime friend and bookkeeper, Linda Honore tells RadarOnline.com, “The last time I saw Clint was last week when I took him some leftovers. He had been sick for awhile. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”

Clint, 70, was best known for his 20-year role as “Clinton ‘Clint’ Buchanan” on the popular ABC soap. The avid horseman suffered a heart attack in late January and had a pacemaker implanted, but unfortunately a deadly blood clot formed and he died in the early hours of Jan. 31.

Clint, who never married or had children, lived on his 60-acre Happy Horse Ranch in Grass Valley, Calif., near Sacramento with his horses and many dogs and cats. He starred in a number of TV Westerns in the ’50s and ’60s including the 1965 pilot for THE WILD, WILD WEST. He also acted in movies, including The St. Valentine Day’s Massacre, Patton, and A Force of One, but he loved the role of “Clint Buchanan” because it allowed him to show off the real cowboy side of his character. Ritchie joined the cast of OLTL in 1979 and retired in 1998. He reprised his role in several encore appearances, the last in 2004. His role was eventually recast with Jerry verDorn.”

On-Air On-Soaps” will have more reactions to Clint’s death in the coming days ahead.

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OLTL Alum Christopher Cousins Appears on General Hospital as Dante’s Doctor

On Thursday, the very shrewd fans of daytime drama, noticed a very familiar face on General Hospital in scenes with Dominic Zamprogna in Dante’s return storyline.

Playing Dante’s Doctor turned out to be Christopher Cousins, most soap-famous for his role as Cain Rogan on One Life to Live from 1991 to 1994 and later reprising the role of the conman back in 2008.  Cain was romantically involved with Tina Lord (Andrea Evans) while in story in Llanview.

Cousins also made appearance on two other daytime drama: as Greg Houston on Another World in 1986 and as Colin Crowley on As the World Turns in 1990.  More recently Christopher has been appearing in numerous primetime TV shows and films.

So, do you hope Christopher sticks around on General Hospital?  Do you think it’s just a guest stint for him to serve Dante’s story? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Briana Lane Fills-In For Amanda Setton As General Hospital’s Brook Lynn

Since Amanda Setton has taken maternity leave from General Hospital, so Brooke Lynn will looks a little different starting with today’s all-new episode of the ABC daytime drama series. Briana Lane will take over the role temporarily while Setton is on her leave.

Amanda opened up about expecting her third child and her decision to be safe during this time to Soap Opera Digest, stating:  “Despite being really excited and eager to jump back into GH, due to the many unknowns with Covid and expectant mothers, it was advised for us to wait it out.”

Amanda went to say on her temporary exit from playing Brook Lynn: “I will miss her, but only temporarily! Looking forward to stepping back into her shoes soon enough!”

Setton had nothing but good things to say about her replacement: “I can’t wait to see what Briana brings to the character! I’m sure she will do an incredible job and will bring her own interpretations to this fun and complex character! I’ll be watching and rooting for her all the way!”

Meanwhile, Lane took to her Twitter account to express: “Honored to fill some big, wildly talented shoes and step in as the fierce and loving Brook Lynn Quartermaine. Working alongside such gifted actors and a kind=-hearted crew on such a legendary show has been a career milestone… So happy to be on board!!

Lane has appeared in American Horror Story, NCIS, All American, and 9-1-1 to name a few.

So ready to give Briana a chance at her take on Brook Lynn, while we wish Amanda all the best during her maternity leave? Comment below.

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Guiding Light Virtual Reunion Slated with Ellen Parker, Rachel Miner, Maeve Kinkead & Tina Sloan

Springfield fans will be excited for this one!  Coming up on The Locher Room, Alan Locher has reunited none other than Ellen Parker (Maureen Bauer), Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Lewis), Rachel Miner (Michelle Bauer), and Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines).

The women will all be part of a special Guiding Light reunion on Wednesday, August 12th beginning at 3:00PM EST/12 PM PST

This fab foursome will reminisce about their time in Springfield and discuss the death of the beloved character, Maureen, that still resonates today as one of the most shocking and saddest on-screen departures in the genre.

To watch this virtual GL event click here

So, what would you want to ask Ellen Parker about her exit from the show as Maureen? What do you recall about the storyline? Comment below.

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