HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital Patriarch John Ingle Dead at 84 Jamey Giddens September 17, 2012 45 Comments 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. 45 Responses Danny Ricci September 17, 2012 I am saddened over this news tremendously. He was a soap legend, and will be sorely, sorely missed. Log in to Reply gemini2989 September 17, 2012 he was a wonderful actor and I will miss seeing him on screen. hope gh will give him the proper tribute he deserves. Log in to Reply harlee490 September 17, 2012 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. :(( Log in to Reply ghaddict September 17, 2012 so sad R.I.P. John Ingle you will be missed Log in to Reply Delia Diva September 17, 2012 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 Log in to Reply GHFan76 September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Yoryla September 17, 2012 Rest In Peace, Mr. Ingle. You were truly loved and appreciated. Log in to Reply Divatude58 September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Sadie39 September 17, 2012 This is so sad. We’ve lost such a wonderful actor who had such class and grace. RIP Mr. Ingle. Log in to Reply GHvetfan September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply GHvetfan September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply rapid_roman61 September 17, 2012 Very sad to hear this. I respected and liked his work very much. A loss for GH and the acting community. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply blake3b September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Lana September 17, 2012 RIP John Ingle, you will be sorely missed. :’-( Log in to Reply angrierblackerman September 17, 2012 RIP John Ingle…he was the only Edward I know when I started watching! So many years of excellent work! Thank You!!! Log in to Reply JaSamLover September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY September 17, 2012 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.. Log in to Reply Ravennite613 September 17, 2012 I guess you can die of a broken heart…I am sure your beloved wife was waiting for you. RIP to a Class Act. Log in to Reply CarlyCfan September 17, 2012 RIP John Ingle. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 17, 2012 RIP John Ingle. You will be missed. Log in to Reply tealita September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply jayGHdawg September 17, 2012 “Rip” john, we love u. lots of great memories u shared with us on screen as the beloved Edward! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply keanna September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Dariclone September 17, 2012 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! Log in to Reply THEBEST September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply AHeart4Fiction September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud September 17, 2012 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. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper September 17, 2012 RIP John Ingle Sending my condolences and prayers to EET, sorry to hear about your father Log in to Reply mango September 17, 2012 I’m so very sorry to hear this news. A wonderful actor and an even better man. He will be missed. Log in to Reply strawberrygurl22 September 17, 2012 RIP John Ingle you were my favorite Edward:( Log in to Reply CinLee September 18, 2012 I am in tears hearing this even though I could see it coming after last week. I thank Frank and Ron for giving him (and us) the chance to say goodbye and with such a beautifully written episode. We don’t often get that. I have every faith they will give him a beautiful send-off as he deserves. I pray he is with his wife and they can spend eternity together. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 18, 2012 His wife passed away in Feb. His five daughters lost both their parents in a span of months. Just heartbreaking. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 18, 2012 What a gift that like Ruth Warrick and James Mitchell, his last on air appearance aired within the month of his passing. That is really touching. Gets me a little misty. What also gets me misty is anticipating what Jane Elliot will do with this. To know there are only a handful more times for Tracy to say “Daddy” is upsetting. Log in to Reply Angie Lucy September 18, 2012 I’m going to miss the twinkle in John Ingle’s eye. He played Edward so deliciously cantankerous and yet so loving at the same time. I hate to hear that he’s passed, and I’m certainly keeping his children in my prayers. Thank you, Mr. Ingle, for so many wonderful years as the head Q. You had an uphill battle replacing David Lewis and you won it! Thanks also to RC and FV for respecting John Ingle enough to leave the door open for his return (unlike the previous regime’s treatment of Anna Lee), and especially for his last episode, in which we got to hear him say “I love you, too” and to give Tracy a thumbs up. Log in to Reply sb_fan September 18, 2012 I haven’t been here in years because GH is just not the same to me anymore but I had to pay my respects to this amazing man. RIP John Ingle. Log in to Reply david46208 September 18, 2012 The man will be missed. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 September 18, 2012 Godspeed Mr. Ingle. I will miss your lovable curmudgeon, sly as a fox with a glint iin your eye. An actor’s actor to the bone. I am sad but know that you are with your beloved Grace. My thanks to FV and RC for bringing Edward back to pass the torch via story and have his portrayer on screen to be the one to do so. “I love you Daddy.” “I love you too.” And so do we… 0:) Log in to Reply soapcrazy September 18, 2012 I am so saddened to hear of the passing of John Ingle. He was a joy to watch on screen for me as Edward Q. And from what many who knew him off screen has said, he sounded like a wonderful man in real life. John, I hope you are reunited with your beloved wife. Log in to Reply Mets82 September 18, 2012 Very sad. RIP Mr. Ingle. I thought he did a great job as Edward Quartermine and its too bad he got sick. I kind of thought he would come back but I guess not. Its pretty tough replacing an iconic character but when David Lewis died, John Ingle came in and did a hell of a job. Btw, did you know that John Ingle was on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210?I didnt know if people knew that. Log in to Reply JasamForever September 18, 2012 I am so saddened by this news. My heart goes out to his family. JE will truly be missed on GH. Log in to Reply scrumptious September 18, 2012 Very sad news. Edward’s last scenes with Tracy, Monica, Patrick and Emma were heart-breaking. It was a wonderfully heroic exit and showed the compassion of the Edward character. RIP Mr Ingle. A fine man and outstanding actor. You will be missed. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 September 18, 2012 God Bless you and Rest In Peace John Ingles! Will miss you so much as Edward on GH. Thank You Frank V. and Ron C. for giving him that last scene, a week ago, from his death. I cried and somehow knew, as probably John Ingles knew, it would be his last appearance on the show. You were a CLASS ACT!!! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.