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Michael E. Knight Reflects on All My Children's Last Days

Michael E. Knight

In a new interview with Soap Opera Digest, Michael E. Knight (ex-Dr. Simon Neville, The Young and the Restless; ex-Tad, All My Children; Martin, General Hospital) discusses his longtime home: Pine Valley, Pennsylvania.

Looking back at AMC's cancellation, Knight admitted it was a tough time for multiple reasons:

"It was a mixed bag, and a lot of it was my fault, I would say,” he offers. “I was not at a strong point in my life. There was a divorce, separating from Catherine [Hickland, ex-Lindsay, OLTL, et al, his wife from 1992-2006, who remains a close friend]. So, on the personal side, there was some of my own darkness that I was dealing with back in the day.”

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He remembered the final day of filming was bittersweet. 

"I was really, really proud.“I remember Aggie [Agnes Nixon, AMC’s late creator] on set, God bless her. She was sort of holding court and there was family and friends there, we had the cake and stuff and I looked at this woman and the sense of accomplishment…. To be a part of what was her baby, what was her dream, I will just always be really, really proud of. But at the same time, it was like, ‘Damn!’"

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