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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
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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
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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
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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
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Llanviewer717

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

Joe
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Joe

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

Rose
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Rose

Joe…And 2016 isn’t over yet.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

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

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Loved her!

Vicki
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Vicki

She was a classy lady. RIP

Judy
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Judy

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

Lia
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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
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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
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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
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jaybird369

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

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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