'General Hospital' Star John Ingle Dies at Age 84

John Ingle, a General Hospital patriarch for more than two decades, died on Sunday. He was 84.

A representative for the soap opera confirmed to People that Ingle, who played one of the show's stalwart stars from 1992 until last week, had passed away. He died at home in California from cancer-related complications. 

In a Facebook post on Monday, Ingle's family shared the sad news of his death: "Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, Mentor: May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts."

General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini also told the show's fans about Ingle's passing. "With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family," he twittered.

For 20 years, Ingle portrayed Port Charles patriarch Edward Quartermaine. His final episode was the Sept. 11 broadcast of the longest-running American soap.

"John Ingle achieved great joy from playing the role of Edward Quartermaine," Valentini told CNN. "In our brief time working together, I have enjoyed getting to know a great man who embraced life, cherished what he did and, most of all, loved his family." 

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