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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

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Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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Rodd
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Rodd

Congratulations to Ms. Herring! We love to see Lucy mixing it up in Port Charles! Here’s to many more years of doing so.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Very hearty congratulations to the wonderful Lynn Herring for 35 years of outstanding performances as the unforgettable Lucy Coe. You always dazzle!!!!!!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, Congratulations to Lynn for a milestone anniversary. I always enjoy her visits to GH, especially her costume changes during the Nurses Fiasco, er, Ball every year. My favorite moments are watching her deal with the inevitable disasters guaranteed, at the Ball. Never truly flustered for long, she tries valiantly to rescue the proceedings and usually succeeds. I wish she were on more. She can have Gladys’ air time. And T. J. And Jordan. And Martin. And…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Soaphound: I absolutely agree with you about Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe. Like Kin Shriner, Herring excels at playing drama as well as comedy. I actually got to meet her in person at one of the early ABC SuperSoap Weekends at Disney World in Orlando. I approached her as she was getting ready for an event with John J. York, and she was incredibly sweet and happy to pose for a picture. She was also quite gracious inside a theatre where stars were interviewed for one of the events. Those fan weekends were amazing; it’s a shame they ended.

Su000
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Su000

Soaphound-
Has the Lucy Character always been portrayed
as a person on meth/coke/speed?
She surly is portrayed to come off as
a dithering speed freak..
I only know the Lucy character
from her nurse’s ball stuff.
Is that the only role she’s played/know for?
Lynn put 35yrs into GH CONGRATS!! to her.
Always good to see her..

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

She was Lisanne Gardner on DAYS for a while back in the early 90s. She also did a short run on As The World Turns. I watched her on those shows too. Lucy has always been hyper…no drugs needed. Incredibly fun character to watch!!

Su000
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Su000

Hi James –
whoa! you’ve been watching soaps since the nineties!!
And that’s ‘every day 5 days a week?
You need an award too– 🙂
OK- which was your favorite #1 soap?
I’m GH .. my all-time fav man has been Sonny.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO After reading your sweet comment to James, I have to tell you that I have watched the soaps since the 1950s, just about every one that came down the pike! Five days, all day long and somehow I managed to fit in a family. Don’t get me wrong, Iam not bragging, but more admitting to my addiction and the fact of how my life revolved around ” my stories”. Sounds pretty pathetic right? Things were so different then and my daughter watched them right along with me as well as a granddaughter and great-granddaughter. My favorite was probably Guiding… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet — hope you’–re doing well. ___WOW you’ve soaped since the 50s _________Soap Operas and Rock and Roll .. lol_______ That’s decades before me– ____The way I see it, Violet-The soaps gave you hours of happiness!________ It was your time of the day just for you. AWESOME! —–(((how did you survive the 20 minutes of commercials?))_______ ___When I was volunteering to deliver food and drugs to the housebound seniors (covid19 lockdown) ___One of my ladies said;___ ___ 0ooh I’m watching my stories -then a little talk then she said; _____When I die I pray heaven has my stories I need to know what happens… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Loved your comment, you’re a sweetheart, and I’ll treasure my medal. Stay well, hope you get your shot soon.

Su000
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Su000

You stay healthy and well, Violet!
That’s an order 🙂

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Su000, please forgive my intrusion here. I just want you (and anyone else reading this) to know that YOU also deserve a medal: for volunteering to deliver food and drugs to housebound seniors (extremely generous of you); for being so sweet and kind to Violet and Nancy, among others; and for promoting the vaccine to prevent Covid. I hope you are able to receive the vaccine(s) soon. Best wishes to you and your loved ones!

Su000
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Su000

Hi James 🙂 Thanks for my medal- I don’t deserve it but nice to get it- When seniors are alone and they can’t do for themselves then you do it for them and throw in some personal time and love. It was no big deal- I am strong and healthy and I enjoyed doing/helping. Everyone needs the shoot so we can live on without fear, be normal. A relative died of covid- It’s a horrible horrible death. She told me via skype to breathe it was trying to breathe when drowning – she got worse and passed- roll up your… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Su000, I think the theme of this thread has now become: “Posts we’ve missed” (see Reed). I surely miss the days when we received an email alert about a reply to a post… I am so sorry I missed this kind reply from you to me back in April. Sorry also to hear about your relative who died of Covid. Back in April, there was so much hope, given that people were getting the vaccine. But now, because of the vaccine deniers, the numbers are rampant again. So instead of eradicating this virus, we’re now living with it. I am… Read more »

su000
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Jamesj– Thank you 🙂 you’re very kind..
Always a pleasure to be commenting with you 🙂
I get a notice when I get a reply..
That’s how I know you replied LOL 🙂
when you get the email that your post was
approved.. scoot down a bit and it will ask you-
__ to subscribe ..
click on that..then you should get
notifications of replies..
Hope that will work for you..
This board has many bugs..
PS–
I miss the original ”black board” that we would post to.
I really do miss it 🙁
it was friendly family-like and had a good many posts a day, remember???

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello again, su000! All sincere on my part. Thanks for your kind words as well! And thank you for explaining to me how to subscribe. I have totally missed that.

When I learn that this post is accepted, I will subscribe, sung to the tune of “I Will Survive.” I know you’re too young to remember that song upon release, but I suspect you’ve heard it! And I also miss the “black board.” Anyway, Friend, take care.

Su000
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Su000

Thanks, James– just a reply for you to check if you’re now getting reply notifications..
take care be safe 🙂

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

It worked, Su000. Thank you. Take care.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
You are right about Su. It goes without saying how much she has done for so many people, as well as her service to the U.S. Before I get maudlin here,you deserve your medal too,the way you befriend everyone and I think your friends are luçky to have you.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Violet, just seeing this now. Just another one I’ve missed… With an assist from Su000, I am not being notified when I have a reply. Thanks for your kind words. Same to you, Friend!

Reed
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Reed

Hi Violet, I don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure. Apologies for commenting on an April post but I finally got current on my viewing and I’m only now reading a year’s worth of GH threads (hate spoilers, so I go full-on news blackout). During the course of catching up, I’ve wanted to respond to many a post from the usual suspects but my failure to remain in the present shouldn’t transport others along with me in the wayback machine… So, you struck a chord. In this particular thread, Su000 was “conferring awards” upon everyone for some reason or another (and… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Reed, here I am again injecting myself into a conversation between others. I just want to say it’s good to see you again! Your post allowed me to notice a post from Su000, so that I could make a delayed reply. Also, I enjoyed reading your introspective post here to Violet. Thank you for sharing. Best to you, Friend!

Su000
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Su000

to All– A big group {{{{{HUG}}}}}
Great to be in the company with awesome special people!—
All are– The best of the best 🙂

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Beautifully said, Su000. A big group hug, similar to the last episode of Mary Tyler Moore… Cheers!

Reed
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Reed

Su000 “confers medals” and long ago I conferred the nickname to you of the “Dean James” of this site, although Shay’s “Gentleman James” is also befitting for one of the finest and most respectful contributors here (the occasional Sonny rant notwithstanding). And what about Shay? I’m still “in April” but I’ve gotten through five months of GH posts and I haven’t seen a word. I know she would “lurk” but it’s sad to no longer see her as part of the discussion. She’s a terrific writer—probably still uses pen and paper. I hope she’s not going to stay away until… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Reed, you’re a kind, thoughtful man whose generosity and insights in these pages have been so important to me and, I’m sure, to the other readers. I have always enjoyed and appreciated your posts (when I have seen them). I know I haven’t always lived up to certain positive characterizations of me, but I thank you sincerely for what you’ve said. I like to think that we are all not as bad as our worst day and not as great as our best day. (For me, the Sonny rants go back a long way; they’re seemingly in my DNA. I… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Reed and all on this thread. It’s early in the AM. I checked emails and found so many beautiful, heartwarming thoughts and memories from everyone here that really touched me in a way that only this time of night will do. One I will point out…Reed, while they weren’t a total loss, I only wish I had bridged certain younger years with parents and grandparents better. So many stories I would love to ask about and share with them now. And a side of Su000 I didn’t know. Keep well everyone.

Reed
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Reed

Rose, our posts crossed, as I mentioned you in my reply to James (above). As you are one of my favorites, I would have much preferred our paths to have crossed when I drove through your state in July…at no small expense, I might add–$18 in tolls, what the heck! And it was an even longer ride back, I took the scenic route, no tolls, but lots of Mellencamp on the radio! I’m a “hawk” to your “buck” (eye). My current arrangement is a bit of an experiment, opened a map and plopped down a finger—or was it U.S. News… Read more »

rose
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rose

Reed…I’ve always liked Lucy and they way she reinvented herself since her library days. Except when she wanted to sell the GH to developers once. As for Mellancamp, great driving music. And Ohio, always my heart, but not the Ohio I grew up in. But still interesting…my sister and her husband have been exploring the Indian tribes that populated the state at one time and those ancient BC tribes who built mounds, some of which still remain.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’ve been watching since the very first episode.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey Su, you didn’t see the Lucy character when she was stealing Monica’s husband Allen.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Nancy– 🙂
No, I first saw Lucy when she was doing the Nurses Ball-
You get a medal too!!
Watching since the beginning-
(hmm wonder how many hours that amounts to?
(shocking, I’m sure lol 🙂
Stay well !

rose
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rose

I have loved Lucy since her mousy librarian days. Definitely not boring, certainly when compared to the rest of GH characters. Sometimes she can self sabotage even some of her best intentions, but talk about a lady reinventing herself throughout the years with personality and creative ideas. And I always look forward to the nurses ball. Hopefully GH writers and budgets will bring it back to it’s former glory and with great guests. And find a love interest for her.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

What happened to the Deception storyline?

Margherita
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Margherita

I think Sasha overdosed and Maxie got preggers. Maybe they will revisit Deception once Peter is out of the picture. Kind of hope Sasha builds a relationship with Brando and maybe they work together to call out Gladys.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Why would they start the storyline and then make a U turn? Compelling drama needs consistency. This is my issue with the show, in addition to the bloated cast.

Margherita
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Margherita

I get that. And it seems they are also mixing up almost every single couple. No double wedding. Chase and Willow done. Michael and Sasha done. Jordan and Curtis done. And so on. Maybe as more and more of the cast and crew get vaccinated, then they will be able to have more consistency with the storylines.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Dennis M
I have been wondering if those few episodes were just to set up the scenes for the heart necklace reveal. Nina finally got to see it on Sasha, she was told that Nell was her daughter, etc, etc, etc. Just an idea.

Christy
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Christy

Its still mentioned from time to time. Sasha is over her drug deal, but Maxie us working on this Peter deal… but not a lot has been done since Nina left town

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Thank you, Lynn Herring for 35 years on GH/PC for playing a fabulous character. I remember her when she had really short hair and was married to Alan for a hot minute. I don’t believe she’s been on-contract for several years, but I think GH should also devote a special episode for her 35th anniversary with the show. She’s such a colourful, loving character and played so passionately by Lynn. She, too deserves a special episode like Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) got for her 25 years on GH… but then again she’s always been on-contract. It shouldn’t matter, ABC,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

What I said! And where is Genie Francis’ stand-alone epi???

Ms Thomas
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Ms Thomas

Happy 35th. I love it when you are on. Certainly you are a classy dresser. Espescially at the Nurses Ball.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

And where is her stand-alone episode–along with Genie Francis’s?

Gloria C Worthey
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Gloria C Worthey

I guess I am the only one (along with my mother) who thinks “Lucy” is the most annoying character ever. Ugh.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gloria C Worthy
You are not the only one. I can’t stand her either!

Christy
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Christy

From mousy librarian to barely clad fashion gal doing high kicks for the nurses ball, to realtor, to occasional psychic, to a gal trying to throttle a vampire in Kelly’s, to swinging up and down on a church bell cord with Felicia, to a duck lovin’/doc lovin’ arm twisting nurses ball coordinator… Lucy is very versatile and loveable!! I cant see Lynn ever tiring of Lucy because she’s so versatile. Congratulations Lynn! Here’s to many more years!!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena, Jennifer Smith & The Ice Princess: What Did You Think of Luke Spencer’s Memorial?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought the highly-anticipated story around the apparent death of Port Charles iconic, Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), although many fans, and even some of the cast of the show, are not sold that Luke is “dead” dead.

During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finds his dad, Sonny (Maurice Benard) drinking at Charlie’s, and later Scott (Kin Shriner) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) stop in and heated words are exchanged between Sonny and Scott. Victor shows up and instead of Scott and Sonny pummeling each other, they get into a fight against Victor.

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As Scott and Robert are about to be on their way to the Haunted Star, Scott stays behind because of his past with Luke.  Then, Sonny tried to patch things up with Carly before they head to the memorial.

Back on the yacht, Anna and Felicia find a note and a flash drive, after hearing a commotion on the yacht.  When the note says “play me”, none other than Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) addresses Luke’s friends and family from apparently the great beyond.  As Helena spews her venom against Luke, Laura has enough and pulls the plug on Helena’s video speech.  Tracy looks concerned, like she may want to hear whatever else Helena had to say.

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Next, Tracy does her best in short order to eulogize Luke.  That is juxtaposed with Scott trashing Luke.  Later, by herself on the deck, Tracy spreads Luke’s ashes over the waters of Port Charles. Back on the pier, Scott relishes Luke being gone, and that he is still standing saying, “You lose you son of a bitch!” Just then Luke’s ashes blow in into his face.  When Bobbie arrives, and see Scott full of ashes, she asks what happened.  Scott says, “I caught the bouquet,” an obvious nod to the Luke and Laura wedding of the past, where Scott returned at their wedding and caught the wedding bouquet.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

Back at Charlie’s bar, Victor has an ominous toast to Luke saying, “The good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise!”

At the Haunted Star, dressed in black with black veil, Jennifer Smith reveals herself to a shocked Laura.

So, what did you think of Luke’s memorial episode? Favorite parts of it? Least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out Helena’s videotaped speech and Tracy’s eulogy to Luke below.

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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