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GH Stars Past & Present React To The Passing of John Ingle!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

It was somber day for the world of daytime as soap fans, its stars, and behind-the-scenes personnel, all took time to tweet their reactions and deep love and admiration on the passing of their long-time colleague John Ingle, who played Edward Quartermaine to the hilt on General Hospital!

Many stars of General Hospital‘s past and present, who were involved in scenes or storylines  with the beloved actor, either as a member of the Quartermaine clan, or those who shared numerous scenes with him, or who may have just shared a few moments with him were clearly touched by Ingle’s generous soul.

Here now are just a sampling of some of the tweets from some very recognizable names that touched us today and whohonored their cast mate, John Ingle.

Steve Burton:  A great husband. A great father. A great friend. A great actor. A great man. We love you John.

Billy Warlock:  It’s true. Today is the saddest day of my life. My friend and mentor John Ingle passed away last night. I’ll miss him more than words can say.

Sean Kanan: John Ingle has passed away. He was a kind man who taught me a great deal about what it means to be an actor and a man. Rest well my friend.

Tyler Christopher:  John Ingle should be remembered as a man, husband, father and friend we should all strive to be as his kindness was unmatched by any other human being i have ever encountered. #ghlegend

Jason Thompson:  I will say it again today more profound than before..John Ingle is a legend. Love this man. RIP my friend. X

Nancy Lee Grahn: I’m holding the most beautiful thoughts of a magnificent man in my heart today. Iknow for a fact that John Ingle loved his fans. Send him a thought full of love when you think of him and think of him often. xo

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo:   So sad today ‘Gmar Chatima Tova’.  I love you John Ingle.

Maurice Benard:  John Ingle was a class act, a professional and the sweetest man you’ll ever meet.

Frank Valentini: With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle’s passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family.

Laura Wright:  Mr John Ingle you will be missed– we were all blessed to know him–and work with such an amazing man.

Bradford Anderson:  Mr. Ingle, I have such admiration for the way you lived your life. You will be missed sir.

John J. York:   John Ingle my dear friend, so full of love kindness generosity & humor I will miss u dearly love and deep condolences 2 his beautiful family.

Chad Brannon:  Saddened, he was great to me. RT @MicheleValJean: We lost a wonderful kind gentle man. RIP, #JohnIngle. You’ll be missed.

Scott Clifton:  Oh wow. RIP John Ingle. I wish I had stayed in touch. Never had a granddad, but he was the next closest thing, for me. I’ll miss him deeply.

Jonathan Jackson: Our hearts and prayers are with the Ingle family. John was so loved and will be missed by so many. His gratitude for life was inspiring.

Antonio Sabato Jr. :  Rip John ingle you wear truly a class act a fun loving person u will be missed , thank you my friend.

What do you think of this outpouring of respect and love for John Ingle from so many faces that have graced the Quartermaine living room during Ingle’s time in Port Charles?  Share your thoughts here!

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Natalie
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Natalie

What do I think of the outpouring of love? It was totally deserved. I met him a couple of times FCW. He was sweet funny and everything you could hope for. A true classy man. Something a lot of others should emulate

JMG
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JMG

He was clearly loved by those that knew him. Fans will also miss him dearly. General Hospital will not be the same without him. RIP Mr. Ingle.

Lin
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Lin

John Ingle brought such class to the character of Edward. Regardless of what Edward did, you still loved him. The viewer could also tell that Mr. Ingle himself was a class act, and a very lovable, loving person. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends, and his grieving GH friends. I wish I could have known him.

stephie
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stephie

I am sorry for the loss of Mr. John Ingle. The GH cast and crew have lost a great friend, idol and mentor. My heart goes out to all of them. Write down your fondest memories to keep them with you forever. GH must do some shows dedicated to him. Not with a million other story lines, but one dedicated to people talking about Edward and one of with that tied to flashbacks. If the idiots in charge before had not killed off Alan, we could have Alan talking about his father and at lest the Qs would have a… Read more »

carol wilson
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carol wilson

He was a great actor loved seeing him on GH. Last week brought tears to me as i watched his final show. But he is at peace now. To all his family, friends , and his GH family please know his fans loved him. And our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Peace and love John thank you and ENJOY YOUR REWARDS.

Beacon
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Beacon

Can somebody get in touch with Robin Christopher (Skye) – i’d love to read a statement from her about her beloved colleague. She’s the Greta Garbo of daytime and doesn’t do any publicity or have a twitter, but right now she and Jane Elliot are the ones I’m thinking must be most distraught to lose their adored John. I feel that Robin shared a really special connection with John Ingle that was magical on screen. Loved their scenes together.

heidi
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heidi

GH has an angel looking out for them now! Please do a nice episode memorializing John/Edward! He will be missed by many and many thanks for being a part of our lives and enjoy John! Thank you… John!

Christine
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Christine

Beautiful. Thank you again, Michael, for bringing this to us.

Christine
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Christine

Here are a few more I saw from those I follow on Twitter: Dominic Zamprogna: “U were one of the 1st to welcome me to GH good sir. You were Respected and loved by all. May you rest in peace my friend. #RIPJohnIngle” Tristan Rogers: “So sorry to hear of the passing of John Ingle. Always a gracious gentleman.” Michelle Stafford: “RIP John Ingle.A class act to the end ” Jason Thompson: “RT @goodgirlbad: He’d give me a hug and kiss and say “How’s my boy?” Every time I saw him. #JohnIngle” Rebecca Herbst: “Thinking about how happy John Ingle… Read more »

MJ
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MJ

When co-workers leave such high praise you just have to know what a great person Mr. Ingle had to have been. Touching. He will be missed.

samantha
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samantha

thoughts and prayers go out to his family, he will be missed, but never forgotten.

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This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for the news of Jason (Steve Burton) being buried under the rubble in the cave explosion on Cassadine Island to have a ripple effect for his family and loved ones.

In the latest promo, Drew (Cameron Mathison) looks to deliver that news to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and her new beau, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Then, Anna (Finola Hughes) delivers Jason’s fate to Sonny (Maurice Benard) as food goes a-flying! Finally, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) has the task to report to Carly (Laura Wright) what happened to Carly’s bestie and almost husband!

How will Carly get through losing Jason and as she gets closer to the truth that Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Sonny had a romantic past and lingering feelings for each other, while the two were in Nixon Falls?  Will it all be too much for her to bear?

What will happen with Sam, now that Jason is gone, Drew is back ,and she is a new relationship with Dante?

Then, who will become Sonny’s hitman with no Jason around?  These are major questions left to be answered with the departure of the character of Jason from the GH canvas.

So, let us know what you think the fallout will be when Jason’s loved ones learn what happened to him? Do you think GH plans to recast the role, given that the pandemic is not going away anytime soon? Let us now via the comment section, but first check out ‘said’ ABC promo below.

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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

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Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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