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GH's Lady Jane Jacks, Barbara Tarbuck Dead At 74

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We seem to not be able to say goodbye to 2016 quick enough without news of people’s deaths in the public eye.

Now, General Hospital fans have learned on Wednesday morning that Barbara Tarbuck passed away on December 27th.  Tarback played the beloved mother to Jax (Ingo Rademacher), Lady Jane Jax.  She died at age 74.

In an ironic twist, when Jax left the canvas in a hurry in November, he had to scurry out of Port Charles to tend to his ailing mother in Australia, after coming to town to be with Carly (Laura Wright), following the death of her son, Morgan.

Laura Wright took to Twitter to share her reaction and condolences stating:  “So sad– what an amazing woman the world lost — Barbara was fearless #RIP”

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Among Tarbuck’s other television credits, they included roles on: ER, Cold Case, Santa Barbara, Falcon CrestDynasty, Dallas, American Horror Story to name but a few. Tarbuck was also a reknowned acting coach and appeared in numerous stage productions throughout the world.

In a year in the soaps that has seen us having to say goodbye to the likes of Agnes Nixon, Larkin Malloy, Claire Labine, and Joseph Mascolo among others, Tarbuck’s death punctuates that.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Barbara Tarbuck and her performance as Lady Jane Jacks in the comment section below.

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Timmm
Timmm

I cannot believe the irony of this. She wasnt on GH much but she was a good actress and I wish they could have had her straighten out Jerry! God bless Barbra!

Rose
Rose

Timmm…It was wonderful how “real” and how right Barbara seemed as Mom/Lady Jane to Jax and Jerry, even though she wasn’t on that much. I was hoping we would see her again in Port Charles on a short visit with Jax to see Josselyn. It must also be especially sad for Ingo who has recently had another lose within his own family recently.

Timmm
Timmm

I agree Rose, can you imagine how weird Ingo must have felt to leave PC to be with his ailing mom and then the actress really dies?

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am very sorry to hear this news. She was wonderful as Lady Jane. May she rest in peace.

Joe
Joe

Can’t say buh-bye to 2016 fast enough. Terrible year for celebrity losses. I wish her peace!

Rose
Rose

Joe…And 2016 isn’t over yet.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

She was a great actress, made her role interesting and intriguing. I watched her on many shows
RiP

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Loved her!

Vicki
Vicki

She was a classy lady. RIP

Judy
Judy

I have never heard of her put my prayers go out to the family

Lia
Lia

This is so sad. My sympathy to her family and friends. She is missed, and always will be. I loved her work on GH, because she was the loveliest of the Jacks family. Her death and now Debbie Reynolds has made this a very heartbreaking day.

Terry
Terry

Can 2016 please come to and end without anymore deaths. This week alone was the worse. George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Barbara Tarbuck.

Rosalie
Rosalie

So sorry for a great loss its always hard to say goodbye
R.i.p.
Big gh fan since i was a preschooler. When my mom used to watch it id cut school to come home to watch it..
Rosalie

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hopefully, there will be A LOT LESS celebrity deaths in 2017……….

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As viewers know, and first reported by Daytime Confidential, Richmond landed a lead role in the upcoming series on BET called Boomerang.  

Now, with Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan’s (Briana Nicole Henry) wedding right around the corner, of course, it makes sense that TJ will be back on the canvas.

As for Bellow, his previous credits include The Ben Carson StoryK.C. Undercover, and Bosch.

Richmond has played the role since 2012.  Soap Opera Digest announced the casting switcheroo.

Bellow tweeted on the announcement of his joining GH, “So excited to be joining the family!”

So, looking forward to seeing the character of TJ back in the mix in Port Charles? Comment below.

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With his long-standing obsession with Felicia (Kristina Wagner), his burgeoning feelings for Ava (Maura West), (although he just gave her some sample drug to take to help her sleep which is troubling), Kiki (Hayley Erin) fueling the ire of Ava and Ryan knows it from their therapy sessions together, his twin brother Kevin locked up in Ferncliff who knows the truth of the switcheroo, it’s possible that any one of these people could be next.

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According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

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