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GH Stars and More Share Reactions and Remembrances on the Death of John Reilly

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Once the heartbreaking news of the passing of soap opera vet, John Reilly (Ex-Sean, GH. Alistair, Passions, Dan, ATWT) hit social media, there has been an outpouring of love, grief and remembrances shared from former castmates and producers, all whom had nothing but praise for John the actor, and the man.

Below are just some that have been posted in the last several hours.

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Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) shared: “Darling #JohnReilly 1st day at GH a tall handsome man in a leather jacket sauntered towards me & welcomed me to the show, claimed me as a fellow ‘Irish’ & assured me he’d take care of me no matter what. A kind, true friend who loved his family above all else. There’s no room on Twitter to say how deeply one feels for a fellow actor & friend passing. I spent so many years in #JohnReilly ‘s company, suffice to say he was a huge influence on me and I am forever grateful for his kindness and love. My heart goes out to his family.”

Hughes later added,Such an outpouring of love for a wonderful man #JohnReilly In watching some of these clips the true essence of this kind, gifted, generous and fun loving soul really breaks through the screen. His comedic timing, his gravitas and his charisma are evident in every frame.”

Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH) expressed: “My good bud John Reilly is gone. I’ll never have the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail while just “shootin’ the shit” and listening to his comments on past times. RIP my friend, know your missed.”

Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH): Oh no! An incredibly talented and warm human I had the pleasure of working with as a young actor. All my love to Johns family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jack Wagner (Ex -Frisco, GH): “Really sad to hear about the passing of John Reilly, such great memories of #GH days. #RIPJR prayers for his family’s healing”

Kristina Wagner (Felicia, GH): “A wardrobe polaroid from my collection. Sean Donnelly was Felicia’s father figure. He and Frisco protected the princess. Rest in peace John Reilly. YOU were a treasure. Sending love to his family.”

John J. York (Mac, GH):Such a good man, husband and father! Sooo many wonderful memories! God’s speed my friend”

Frank Valentini (EP, GH) :”The entire GH family mourns the passing of John Reilly #GH @GeneralHospital Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Gregori J. Martin (The Bay), shared:  “Condolences to the loved ones of the great John Reilly (Mortimer), an enormous talent with the heart of gold. You touched the hearts of so many and we are grateful to have you as a small part of our family, who left a big mark. Forever missed & loved.”

Wendy Riche (Ex-EP, GH and now The Bay): “I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John Reilly . He was a gifted actor and truly wonderful man . I am grateful for our time together and send my condolences to his family and to the GH Family. Safe Journey John.”

McKenzie Westmore (Ex-Sheridan, Passions): “Heartbroken at the passing of my onscreen dad – John Reilly. May he Rest In Peace”

So what do you think of the sentiments shared by so many of John’s co-stars? Comment below.

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He will be missed I loved him on ATWT as Dan Stewart with Kim and other shows.

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After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

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The CBS broadcast will airs on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the network as well as streaming live on Paramount Plus.

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According to Variety, “Underwood will emcee the show from Los Angeles, where a stage has been set up for the show, but the pre-taped broadcast will also include presenters and honorees from their own show studios and homes to accept their awards. Although many of the key daytime drama, game and talk show awards will be presented on the telecast, additional winners will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, via the @DaytimeEmmys handle.”

The Daytime Emmys are presented to programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m.  The show includes content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, and is judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

So, what do you think of Underwood being named the solo host of this year’s Emmy broadcast? Comment below.

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