General Hospital Patriarch John Ingle Dead at 84






The daytime soap opera community has been dealt another blow. John Ingle, who portrayed billionaire curmudgeon Edward Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital on and off since 1993, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16. He was 84.

Long before Ingle pulled off one of the most successful recasts in soap history—assuming the role of Edward following the retirement of the late David Lewis—the former English and theatre teacher taught some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including: Nicolas Cage, Albert Brooks, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Gleason, Barbara Hershey, Swoosie Kurtz, Stefanie Powers, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, and Julie Kavner.

In 2004, after being bumped to recurring status at GH, Ingle infamously jumped ship to NBC's Days of Our Lives where he played lusty lawyer Mickey Horton until 2006. He was replaced on GH by Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Jed Allan, much to the dismay of Ingle's diehard fans, who christened the recast "Jedward" online.

In a bittersweet twist of irony, Ingle recently reprised the role of Edward Quartermaine for what turned out to be his last time. The beloved character faced death amid the fictional town of Port Charles having being poisoned by a mad man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ingle's family, friends and co-workers. 
 

 


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I am saddened over this news tremendously. He was a soap legend, and will be sorely, sorely missed.

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he was a wonderful actor and I will miss seeing him on screen. hope gh will give him the proper tribute he deserves.

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This is always hard for fans to lose a beloved veteran of a show. Rest easy Mr. Ingle and my thoughts are with his family, TV family and friends. Sad(

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so sad

R.I.P. John Ingle

you will be missed

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I am so sorry to hear this. It was great to see him last week on the show and was hoping he'd be back. Hope GH gives him the proper tribute he deserves. Prayers to his family and friends and fans

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Very sad to hear this news. He was a class act. Grateful to see him grace us one last time last week. His final line, "I love you too." Thought and prayers go out to his family.

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Rest In Peace, Mr. Ingle. You were truly loved and appreciated.

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Ooohh...I am so glad that he got to participate in this last SL on GH. It always saddens me when an elder passes... the end of an era.

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This is so sad. We've lost such a wonderful actor who had such class and grace. RIP Mr. Ingle. Crying

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He truly was one of the best daytime recasts. I loved David Lewis and I loved John Ingle. Rest in Peace !

I hope Edward is treated with great respect and is given a great send off.

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He truly was one of the best daytime recasts. I loved David Lewis and I loved John Ingle. Rest in Peace !

I hope Edward is treated with great respect and is given a great send off.

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Very sad to hear this. I respected and liked his work very much. A loss for GH and the acting community.

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Although I wasn't a consistent viewer of GH, John Ingle's Edward Quartermaine was one of those unforgettable characters that left an indelible impression on all soap fans across network boundaries.

I loved the acting choices that he made with the character. I heard that he never won an Emmy. If this is true, then clearly the Emmy's are not all that they should be.

And he was clearly a wonderful teacher as well, judging from the caliber of student under his tutelage.

I can't help but sigh with a hint of sadness when I think of another original from the genre's golden age (one of the golden ages anyway) has passed on. At least he can go on to rest now.

He will be missed.

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I don't watch GH but it's great that he got to be on the show one last time and (hopefully) got to see his scenes from last week before he passed.

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I don't know what to say as I am in shock
but that I am very sad to see this and praying for his family - Ingle and GH.

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RIP John Ingle, you will be sorely missed. :'-(

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RIP John Ingle...he was the only Edward I know when I started watching! So many years of excellent work! Thank You!!!

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I literally gasped seeing this. So sad. I'm very grateful we all got to see him one last time on GH. I suspect this will be like when Anna Lee died, actors true emotions coming through over the loss of a wonderful person along with their character.

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I am so gratelful I got to see him on last week. He was truly one of the best- and I hope he is in a better place with his wife. I hope to see a truly fantastic send off on the show..

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I guess you can die of a broken heart...I am sure your beloved wife was waiting for you.

RIP to a Class Act.

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RIP John Ingle.

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RIP John Ingle. You will be missed.

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I'm a little stunned, frankly. There are some people that no matter how old they get or how well they lived, you have difficulty parting with. Ingle is one of them.

RIP, Sweetie.

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"Rip" john, we love u. lots of great memories u shared with us on screen as the beloved Edward! Sad

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Having just lost my father this loss is all the sadder. I too am glad that he was able to make one last visit to the set. His daughter wrote a lovely tribute to him that michael fairman had on his site and it sounds like that day meant the world to him.

Vet, I agree with you - I hope the send off is grand. Too i would like it to reboot the Q clan with people coming out of the woodwork. I bet JI would love that. Wheres Nedly when you need him.

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RIP John!! Figured after the last week he was very ill, just glad we got to see him one time. I am sure Frank and Ron will give him the tribute he deserves.

Maybe they'll bring back Stuart Damon (Alan) back, and Alan will be alive.

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This is so sad, I loved seeing him in that scene last week. I was really hoping we would get to see more of him again soon in a storyline. I'll miss him so much, he was a great actor. RIP!

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Goddamn it! I knew that last Tuesday was going to be the last time that we would see Edward. RIP, John Ingle. I'm sure that Ron is going to write the death in and it's going to be incredible. Jane Elliot might as well start writing her Emmy acceptance speech now.

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Oh man, I was so hoping that John Ingle would come back to GH...R.I.P. to an incredible actor and my condolences to his family.

I hope Edward Q gets a grand funeral (like Asa's) and a monumental tribute. He deserves nothing less.

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Replacing David Lewis sounded so wrong to me, but Ingle didn't miss a beat. I loved him in the role and enjoyed his take on Mickey Horton. RIP, Mr. Ingle. Thanks for the memories.