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Réal Andrews Shares Heartfelt Goodbye to General Hospital

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If you caught Monday’s March 2nd episode of ABC’s General Hospital you know by now that Taggert met his maker, thus ending the return of longtime GH favorite, Réal Andrews.

Andrews had not been seen on the Port Charles canvas since 2003 and returned recently for an arc of episodes in 2020 . Through his storyline, viewers learned that Trina (Sydney Mikayla) is Taggert’s daughter.

In a touching post on his Instagram, Andrews shared his thanks to everyone involved for bringing him back to the soap and more.

Andrews shared: “RIP Taggert. Thanks everyone for all your support I appreciate you all it was a great run and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. Although I appreciate your support more than you know I am great Gods got me. It’s Diamond I am worried about when she heard the news about her Daddy being dead she went into a depression so pray for her please.  It has been a honor and privilege working with Maurice, Steve, Sidney, Brianna, Donnell, Rebecca, Roger, Max and Genie . Thank you to Frank , the Producers and Writers for the opportunity. Thanks to Mark Teschner for always believing in me and thanks to all the crew and Staff for making my stay and amazing one.  God Bless, Réal”

So, sad to see the character of Marcus killed-off? Comment below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

Doesnt really mean the character is actually dead…not anymore!! and hey…im the real Jimh-lol oh and Willow is going to make a play for Micheal!!!

FM Demps
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FM Demps

We just got him back! Dang. Was hoping it was a fake death to go undercover… GH, you teased us and let us down.

Boop
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Boop

I believe that it is fake ; there’s a plan in place by someone.

Davy
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Davy

I wasnt watching gh when Taggert was on before, so to me his return was just another new character I wasnt interested in. For me the highlight of Monday’s episode was Laura confronting Cyrus at Pentonville. Genie Francis is a treasure and I give the current writers credit for giving her material in which she can shine.

rose
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rose

Davy…Agree about Laura confronting Cyrus. Classic Genie and she shows why no one does it better.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So agree, Rose.

rose
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rose

Davy…P.S…l’m also enjoying seeing Genie’s husband, Jonathan Frakes, on the great new show, “Picard, playing Will Riker again to Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Certainly was. Genie brings it! She surely IS a treasure.

SHARON GLOU
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SHARON GLOU

I AGREE IT WAS SO SAD TO SEE TAGGERT KILLED OFF IT WAS REALLY NICE HAVING HIM BACK ON GH I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE LASTED LONGER

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

And the point to bringing him back for such a VERY short stay was? Sorry, but he was a big part of the canvas way back and I expected him to be around alot longer than he was. Oh, well.

Su000
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Su000

Jordan the Commissioner –
I’d rather she died than Taggert..
Target as the Commissioner would Rock!

Their roles should have been reversed.
Taggert would have been a supreme Commissioner.
Taggert has fire while Jorden has ummm nothing much.

I’ve never cared for the Jordan character, nope= Dullard.

Awwww dang, another good one gone 🙁

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

But, Su, did Taggert REALLY die? And I want you to think on this one, please:
Laura and Curtis have killer chemistry and they could team to bring the evil one to his knees–and have a merry time doing it. Let Genie Francis release her inner Laura–as in days of old–and she and Curtis could go on a great adventure–even a “road trip.” Remind you of any classic GH couple/story line?
Team those two up and watch the ratings soar. Are you with me, Su? 🙂

Lorelai67
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Lorelai67

It was a very sweet and touching way for him to leave… knowing that he was going to die he asked his daughter to leave the Room on a sweet errand. The only thing I didn’t believe was that through all of the commotion her mother was never notified until the very end… and then she couldn’t be reached? I’m sorry Trina seems to be the type of young lady that has a good upbringing which means a mom that is present. Not having another parent around when this is happening to her biological father is just “way” unbelievable. I… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I believe that there was a reason behind Taggart sending Trina out of the room ; more than likely , so that he could take a pill that faked his death.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

So sorry to see him leave. Loved his relationship with his daughter. Actually loved his interactions with everyone, including Sonny, and his last request to take care of his daughter, but was not surprised at his answer, big, bad crime boss that he is, according to a lot of people, while men like Julian, and Valentin get admiration galore. Go figure!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, Violet–you said it!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Nancy dillingham
Thanks Nancy. I agree with the others that think they faked his death, and that was the main reason they sent Trinna out of the room, so as not to see him ”die”.
We’ll see, huh?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, Violet, we shall indeed see!

faith bremmer
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faith bremmer

gonna miss you

LR Wenrich
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LR Wenrich

Bring back Marcus taggert..plZ
It added new life to port Charles..
so sad to see him go..

Dan
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Dan

I don’t get this at all. Why would they bring Taggert back after all these years, give him a daughter in Trina, only to turn around and kill off the character? Makes absolutely no sense. There was so much potential story there to tell. GH has been very good lately, in my opinion. But they dropped the ball on this one. Real is such a classy guy. I follow him on Twitter and Instagram, and you could see how much he enjoyed being back, he was always posting pictures with various castmates and promoting the show. This is very disappointing.

Cheryl Dover
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Cheryl Dover

Maybe he is going undercover to help Sammy & Jordan. He may re-emerge later.

Dan
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Dan

Hey Cheryl, one can only hope! It certainly wouldn’t be the first time someone on GH faked their death. I did consider that and I hope that’s the case. If Taggert isn’t really dead, Real and his castmates are doing a really good job selling that he is dead on social media, lol. We shall see.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I think so.

rose
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rose

Even though Andrews was part of a story I don’t like, must admit Taggert was growing on me. Sorry they killed him off.

Jim H
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Jim H

I thought maybe it is a hoax death but this sounds real. My question is why bring him back then kill him off so quickly?? Why start the idea of a team up with Sonny then end it??

Satan
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Satan

Let’s put it this way…. I haven’t seen Taggert running around Hell. And while I doubt he would make it upstairs, the folks up there who still take my calls tell me he’s not in Heaven either. So when you don’t actually SEE somebody die in Port Charles, you could safely bet your soul that it wasn’t real. And why not? Who would be better to investigate Cyrus the Virus than somebody he’s no longer worrying about, because he’s supposedly dead. The only question is who Taggert actually let in on his plan before he faked his death. Doubt he… Read more »

rose
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rose

Satan…Well said, even coming from the other side of paradise. :))

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Satan, I like your style (writing style)! Entertaining! 🙂

Boop
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Boop

You and I agree on something , Satan. I don’t want his daughter to suffer either.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I have a theory, Jimh, though I admit to not having given it too much thought. Maybe they were desperate to make us invested in another Sonny mob yarn, so they kill someone in order to give us an emotional stake in the outcome? It’s not working for me. Call me hard to please.

Su000
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Su000

He was the main needed piece/character in the
mob war..
he was disposal to create the story- he is dead..
he served his purpose.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah… he’s every bit as dead as Jughead on Riverdale.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Not yet, Su. Hello there!

Su000
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Su000

Nancy, how you be?? 🙂
yes, Taggert is dead..
And before he could enjoy his
malted milk balls / whatever..
and–
the writers would never inflect great sorrow/pain
on a child.
and- Jorden would be in on it if faked
but it’s obvious she wasn’t..
((Taggert would have been a great commissioner
100 times better than Jorden 🙁
and-
Lucifer on netflix is Awesome!!
waiting for the next episodes.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Before he could enjoy his malted milk balls.” You are a real riot, Su. So much fun! But didn’t you think it was a bit of black humor that the daughter (how about those snake eyes of hers?) laid the malted milk balls on his body? Just seemed a bit to weird for me! Methinks they might just be putting us on!

TVJeff
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TVJeff

While the GH canvas is crowded, I would’ve been happy to see him stay a bit longer. Who knows, this could all be a rouse to bring down Cyrus and he’s really alive.

rose
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rose

TVJeff…who knows, maybe it really is a rouse and rumours of his death are greatly exaggerated. It’s a soap, it happens. :))

Timmm
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Timmm

Taggert isnt dead. He is going undercover. One day he and Trina will be reunited. Its one of GH’s legendary moves, kill someone off, play out the loss and then the loved one emerges from the ashes!

rose
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rose

Timmm…that’s what I’m hoping.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah!

Jimh
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Jimh

i said that somewhere too…but i think Curtis is her father!!!

Jo Ann Platt
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Jo Ann Platt

Gone Much to soon! What a gift though watching him again!

Alohazard
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Alohazard

I CANNOT COMMENT, because I DO NOT want Secret Service knocking on my door…

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I thought he might be faking his death to say his daughter from being in danger. Say that’s what happened.

Karen Kelly McEachern
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Karen Kelly McEachern

We love Taggert, so much more storyline with Trina , resurrect him.

Boop
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Boop

I’m puzzled as to why Trina’s mom dislikes Ava or feels uneasy around her ; however , feels comfortable with the mobster’s wife and associates. Who’s writing these stories?

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