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Ian Buchanan: "General Hospital Was My First Family as An Actor"

Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, General Hospital Fan Club Weekend

 Ian Buchanan, Finola Hughes 

Fictional Port Charles, New York is down one dapper don. Scottish-born mobster Duke Lavery died from gunshot wounds earlier this week, marking the end of Ian Buchanan's latest stint at General Hospital. The actor spoke out about his exit to Soap Opera Digest

Here's an excerpt:

Finola [Hughes, Anna] and I have been very fortunate. GENERAL HOSPITAL was my first family as an actor and we had a great working relationship, and to go back and for she and I still to set the same standard for each other on a daily basis was just pretty remarkable, almost 30 years later."  

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Click here to ready Buchanan's entire quote to the magazine. Buchanan reprised the role of the conflicted mobster in 2012, just ahead of GH's 50th Anniversary celebration. He first exited the ABC Daytime soap in 1989.