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Steve Burton's Last Tape Day At GH! Co-Stars Take to Twitter to Share Thoughts!

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It is a very bittersweet today in soapland!  General Hospital’s Steve Burton is wrapping up over 21 years as Jason Morgan today on the set of the ABC soap opera.   And as fans, colleagues, and friends in the industry say goodbye, Steve’s family awaits him in Nashville, where Burton will reportedly be living.

Burton took to Twitter early this morning as he went into work with this short but sweet tweet to his followers, ” Good morning! Wow. Today is the day. Much luv 2 u all. Thank u.”

And now as the day is unfolding several cast members have also been sharing their thoughts on Twitter on Steve’s departure and the taping of his last episode, which is set to air in late October.  Here are just a sampling thus far from Steve’s co-stars past and present:

Kimberly McCullough: @1SteveBurton  “Stevie! Wish I could be there to give you a hug on your last day. You’ve done such great work- wow!”

Laura Wright:  “Strange day on the GH set lots of emotions and it’s only 830 am. @1SteveBurton xoxo good luck !!! Love ya BFF!!!! U will miss me yelling JASON!!!!!!!

Kelly Monaco:  “Early morning for me at GH. I don’t like goodbyes.”

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Scott Reeves:  “@1SteveBurton Have an amazing finale! Wish I was there. I’ll be waiting for you on the front porch! Love you brother!”

Derk Cheetwood, “Like to say how much I’ll miss Steve, not only a great actor but person and friend”

Kirsten Storms: @1SteveBurton‘s last day was today. (I’m still in denial. Completely.)”

Kassie DePaiva:  “@1SteveBurton I wish you the very best on your new journey!!!”

We will bring you more updates later today!  So soapers, how are you feeling about this?  Does it seem real that Steve is leaving daytime?  Hard to fathom, but he is moving on!  We wish Steve all the best.

 

 

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heidi
heidi

It is so sad… He is my fave on that show! He is so talented and I have enjoyed his work so much! I also love that he is such a good man and I wish him all good things and best of luck getting roles and opportunities that he will love and excel at. I still hope they are leaving it open for hime to return if he wants to. Enjoy… Steve and thank you for being in our lives through your fabulous 21 years on GH! You will be missed!

Joanne
Joanne

No it doesn’t seem real at all………..we, as fans, have lost so much this past year…….it’s like saying goodbye to a family member. Gh will go on…but it truly will not be the same. When I was at SSW……the throngs of fans waiting to see Steve was unbelievable…………couldn’t get near him. I wish him well…and I’m hoping to see Port Chuck very soon.

terri
terri

I will miss him he is the best what a wonderful actor .. I wish i can meet him in real life just to say you are the best . LOve Terri s from Brooklyn ny

Debi
Debi

Sounds like Scott is his next door neighbor.

Beth
Beth

Suppose all Jason fans can blame Scott Reeves to some degree. He spent alot of years living in Nashville while performing with the country group he was in. I have read that the two of them are extremely close, with their religion and famililes. So I am sure visiting Tenn to visit the Reeve’s, he probably took to the area. Nashville and surrounding areas are beautiful. But I still think he is going to “shockingly” show up in “Wisconsin” interacting with Katherine Chancellor. JMO

Debi
Debi

I live in WI!! Who is Katherine Chancellor?

I don’t blame SR or anyone else but SB. He worked his job for 21 years and did well for himself. Why not take an early retirement from the business?
What religion??

Beth
Beth

Katherine On Y n R

dg
dg

I will miss Steve, but honestly I wont miss the character “Jason.” He has been over exposed for the last decade. And thank God that horrendous Jasam pairing will have to finally end!
This will force Cartini to turn the page on that part of GH history and it’s long over due. Now if Maurice Bernard were to peace out Id be thrilled. Both characters have eaten GH history for far too long. When the Jason character became an Icon that further eroded the standing of the Quartermaine family and it lead to the marginalization of so many solid vet actors and core family characters on GH ( like Stuart Damon as Alan Q).
That is one of the main reasons GH’s ratings sank like a boulder in 2000. The Guza/Phelps/Frons regime turned the entire show over to the Jason and Sonny characters. The show became the Sopranos and ceased to be GH.
Steve and Maurice are both excellent, charismatic actors, but that whole era was to extreme for the health of the show. It alienated millions of long time viewers like me who were not on board with the Jasonny hour. I wish Steve all the best in his future endeavors but I would like to see GH move on and refocus.

Remedy
Remedy

DITTO!!!!

lindaK
lindaK

You forgot one question…Who the hell asked you?????

Tammy W
Tammy W

Obviously you didn’t research your facts correctly,the show’s ratings were already down when they gave the story line to Sonny and Jason,their the ones who kept the show going this long.I wish Steve all the success that life can bring ,I’ve watched GH since I was 11 and now 44 lol. and Steve is one of the main reasons I stayed that long.Maurice and Kelly are my other two fav’s.I think GH has been cheated at the Soap awards for years,I love the story line and the betrayal of the characters,It’s a great show and I hope it stays on daytime for a along time to come.

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

I can’t believe that Steve Burton /Jason will no longer be on GH. He has been such a big part of the show for so many years. And his character means so much to so many of the other characters on GH..what will Spinelli do without StoneCold? Who will Carly come to when in need? Who will kill off folks for Sonny when needed? Who will Elizabeth pine over? And who will Sam love and who will be the father to her baby boy once they figure out he Is Alive? And Michael always goes to his uncle Jason for advice… And Monica loses yet another son. And Edward, a grandson…
We will miss you GREATLY Jason/Steve Burton! Good luck in your new endeavors!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Wow Debbie, you got down to the nitty gritty with those ” who ” questions. It does make you wonder. Like someone posted on here above I believe, Why now? Why now, when we have lost so much in daytime over the last year? Now when you ask the ” why ” question, along with all those ‘ who ‘ questions you posed above, it makes you want to conduct your own interview with Steve Burton and ask. Why? Was there anyway Steve you could of hammered out some agreement for sometime off? Maybe shot just 3 days a week. I have wanted Sam and Jason to have a child for so long, and now it JUST seemed the time ot would happen. Why Steve, why now? Couldn’t you have worked out something? I know Steve wasn’t in favor of getting a divorce from his on screen wife, either.

Remedy
Remedy

What You posted is exactly the reason Jason/SB needs to go along with Sonny. Someone called it the Jasonny hour…lol. That is NOT GH! Thats why they lost so many loyal fans!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Yes, they (the writer’s) got carried away, BUT Steve and Maurice/ Sonny and Jason carried that show for year’s when the writers had no storyline for some of the other character’s. It was year’s……. before viewer’s begun to tune out. Blame the writer’s, it’s not Steve and Maurice’s fault. General Hospital won Best Serial and writing for year’s and year’s and year’s during the Jasonny hour. Keep that in mind.

Remedy
Remedy

They won the emmy for Luke’s intervention.

me
me

I was never a fan of Burton’s (staring into space and never changing the expression on your face is not “acting”). However, his fans can’t really believe that he’ll never be back, can they? He has a family to support. They ALWAYS come back (even he did it before). The only thing that will stop it is if the show is cancelled.

Remedy
Remedy

Ditto

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

No it what totally turned me off about the SB/ Jason character. He has as much energy as a sleeping dog and same amount of interest invested in being there.

1lovesays: Remedy, Steve Burton couldn’t have been there for 21 years if he had NO energy invested in being there!
Now that maybe the case NOW…… (giving you the benefit of the doubt) BUT…. that HAS NOT been the norm.
Overall, I don’t agree with you at all! Plus, you are not a fan of his anyway, so you don’t have an objective point of view, but a BIAS point of view.

Remedy
Remedy

1loveabcsoaps your right I am not a fan at all. I’ll give u that. No more comments from me about SB.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I loved those blank stairs into space. I actually just wrote about it below. It’s not easy (those expressions) to come up with. It really is: ACTING!!!!

Remember Jason had a head injury, and those black, aloof stares are ALL supportive of his injury/ and him being alittle strange BECAUSE of it.

Remedy
Remedy

No it what totally turned me off about the SB/ Jason character. He has as much energy as a sleeping dog and same amount of interest invested in being there.

Christine
Christine

You can tell there is lots of love. I wish him the best, though if the rumors are true, we will see him in Genoa City someday in the not-too-distant future. 🙂

Rebe
Rebe

I hope Steve doesn’t go on The Young And The Restless. I hope
he does his new projects, and then decides to return home to GH.
He is the reason why I’ve watched all these years. What will Sam
do without Jason. The JASAM LOVESTORY WAS THE BEST EVER!!
Jason Morgan and Sonny Corinthos was the greatest team all these yrs.
Many fans tears will be shed on his last day. Soooooooo sad for us.
We’ll miss Steve so much playing the heartthrob Jason Morgan. No
One can fill his shoes. He is a real nice guy, and easy for all to love.
Come back someday Steve….

Nancy
Nancy

I have a strong feeling he might be back at some point but maybe I am just dreaming. I cannot even imagine this show without him. I am sure that is why Sean Keanan is coming.

Aaron
Aaron

I understand that actors like Steve and Kimberly want to move on to other ventures in life. However, what I don’t get is their timing. We all love soaps but we also know that daytime is a dying genre. Both of these particular actors I would assume are making a good payday. Why not just ride it out for however long GH has remaining?

terri
terri

LOve jason just the look great actor ,

Elhu
Elhu

A day of mixed emotions for sure – happy for Steve and his bright future with his famly and in his future business endeavors, where I am sure we will still be able to enjoy his work, but GH will not be the same without Steve’s portrayal of Jason Morgan. He plays such an integral part in so many characters lives, and did it so well (with his unique portrayal) for many, many years. Using tivo/DVR’s, I am sure many people tend to fast forward through some scenes at times, but I can honestly say I have NEVER fastforwarded through any scene Jason/Steve was in, knowing he always brought so much to the show always. Long live GH, and much good luck to Steve Burton – we will miss you very much, but look forward to your future work on TV and the big screen!!!

B.J.
B.J.

I wish Steve the best, but I will really miss him. 🙁

susan M.
susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!!

Mojgan Montgomery
Mojgan Montgomery

I wish the best for Steve And he knows all the fan of GH loves him so much I love to see him at least on port chuck for me all the GH characters are the best but Steve burton was more than the best .I wish he Chang his mind and one day he decide to come back For us is very hard how about his co worker and his friend .i miss you dear Steve(Jason Morgan) love you and wish you the best .

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

As a OLTL crossover, I see this change as more OLTL characters. I just wish Sam would go with him.

Remedy
Remedy

Agreed

Ali Wick
Ali Wick

IT’S A SAD DAY AT GH. But we can’t say of how, much we love Steve Burton. For playing Jason and he played, over a decade. And he wants to do other, things like Kimberly Mcllough. Is doing. And I actually personally think, if the rumors are true, about him going on Y&R. That’s great and actually, I personally think that he might end doing the, same the that Kimberly is doing right now, for the show. By popping up on a reoccurring basis, and Ingo. As well. Onto GH. That he will pop up, whenever they want him to, come back, on the show.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Gosh, I CAN’T believe THIS…! I CAN’T BELIEVE.
All Great things come to an end, and THIS, Sonny and Jason pairing was one of the GREAT and BEST Male relationships in Daytime Television that was LOYAL through and through. I am a little misty eyed, and I know IF I see the last air date, I wil cry. Steve deserves the chance to move on and do other projects. I also could see this coming as well. Steve seemed alittle fustrated with the changes at General Hospital. Yes, the show is a better show, BUT it came with the cost of many people losing their jobs while other people gained employment. There is no Sonny without Jason, and no Jason without Sonny. These two compliment one another BC they are so ALIKE and so DIFFERENT all in one. There is NO friendship in Daytime that I have enjoyed more than ‘ this ‘ pairing. Steve, I wil miss you DEARLY. That ALOOF gaze you do when something is told to you that is out of bound, strange, or crazy- I have JUST loooooved that GAZE that you give the camera. I know (have read) you have thanked Maurice for teaching you so much over the year’s, and I say that YOU and MAURICE for one, are FAMOUS for your looks of expression. Both unique (looks ) and complimenting/ fitting for your character’s protrayal. And by no way, simular to each other’s. That’s the incrediable thing, because You AND Maurice have worked so close together for so long, that it would be understandable if they were. Thats the magic of THIS pairing/the partnership, the professionalism and testimont of Maurice (in the beginning) being a good supporting colleague-taking on a much younger Steve Burton. Well Steve, Maurice is as ‘ greatful ‘ to you for your dedication, as you are to him. Trust me, the role of Sonny was as prevelant as it was because of the EVER SO IMPORTANT supporter, of Jason (Quartermaine) Morgan. I will miss YOU, forever. PLEASE come back for the funeral of Edward Quartermain, your grand-father. It would ONLY make sense that YOU do.

Love You,
1loveABCsoaps.

Pat
Pat

GH will not be the same with Jason/Steve. He was one of the reasons I taped the show and I never fast forwarded through his scenes.

Pat
Pat

Meant without Jason/Steve…

Marilynn
Marilynn

I have been watching GH since the begining. So many have come and gone but you are the one that I will miss the most. I just loved your story lines and relationships on the show. You are a great actor and I hope to see you on the screen again in the future. The show won’t be the same without you! Good luck and god bless.

Rebe
Rebe

I am so very sad that our beloved Steve who plays our daytime heartthrob Jason Morgan, is
Leaving GH. It doesn’t seem possible for GH to be without Jason. He was GH really all these
years. Jason Quartermaine/Morgan and Sonny Corinthos has truly kept GH on the air all these
years. They were the best team ever. No one can play Jason Morgan other than Steve. What
will Sonny, Carly and most of all his true love Sam McCall Morgan do without him. His 9 year
love storyline of JASAM was so fun to watch all these years. The day that heartthrob Jason
Morgan met the beautiful Sam McCall was a huge and fabulous storyline to follow. They were
two similar souls destined to find eachother. Watching these two fall deeply in love with all their
times of fun, intreage, adventures, sorrows and HOT STEAMY ROMANCE was so grea! Now they
have been torn apart with the new writers, but we true fans are so hoping that RC reunites Jason,Sam
and their stolen baby boy together before Steve leaves. It’s what they deserve, as well as all us fans.
Some wonder if all the new and different storylines and new actors from OLTL, may have just made the
final decision for Steve to finally leave GH. He and Sonny truly have been day times handsome guys.
I’ve been watching Jason Morgan since he came o GH all those years ago. He was young and very
cute even back then. Steve Burton will be terribly missed by soooooo many fans. It’s sad to see the
end of the beautiful JASAM LOVE STORY.

So Steve I want to wish you great happiness and success in all your future endevors. But I really
hope that you will one day return home to General Hospital. You will be dearly missed, and many
tears will be shed on your last day. Much love and blessings to you from one of your many many
JASAM fans.

T
T

Hello Steve Burton, I am your biggest fan, say its not so, I love the way you played the character Jason, you were so so good. You were the reason for my General Hospital for many years. You will really really be missed. Have a great next chapter in your life.

Sebeda
Sebeda

Steve Burton leaving GH…..I’m in total shock, big fan here in the Bahamas. Loved the character Jason Morgan you played…..personally, you made GH exciting……you’re awesome! You will surely be missed.

Good luck and God Bless in your new endeavors!

janice
janice

Why did GH have to kill Jason off, or is he going to fall in the water and be lost whatever happens you will be missed.

Tisa Barrett-Parham
Tisa Barrett-Parham

So sad to see jason go. He will never reunited with robin and know that she save his life or find out tha danny is really his son but lastly get a chance to bring duke lavery to his knees. I will miss u jason. I have watch GH for 30 years and yesterday was my last day when steve burton left. The keep draggin out robins death and I am just done with the writer and this story line.

Rose Garza
Rose Garza

Today I watched when Jason got shot, and I am so sad he has been my number one on GH, going to miss him

Rose Garza
Rose Garza

Love my Jason, going to miss him

Mary
Mary

I want to let you know that you will be missed. The show will not be the same without you. I want to wish you and your family the best of luck in your next chapter. You and your family will love living in Tennessee, it’s the best!!!!

Shan
Shan

Wow i miss him already i love me some him

Shan
Shan

Wow i miss him already i love me some him, Hear in the Bahamas GH will never be the same you bring must of the action Love Love Love You.

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