General Hospital stars remember Stuart Damon

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021 752:30 PM
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The passing of Emmy winner Stuart Damon has left a hole in the hearts of many daytime viewers. It turns out that many of the actor's former General Hospital castmates are also feeling the loss, and they took to social media to share memories of the beloved actor.

Stuart Damon, who won the hearts of daytime fans in his long-running role as General Hospital doctor Alan Quartermaine, passed away this week at the age of 84. It didn't take long for members of his General Hospital family to take to social media to remember their colleague and friend.

"I am so grateful to have had this wonderful man in my life. I am very sad today," shared Genie Francis (Laura Collins)

Damon's on-screen daughter, Amber Tamblyn (Emily Quartermaine) said she was "broken-hearted" to learn of Damon's passing. "[H]e was the most kind, wonderful, loving, supportive person. He always made me laugh and made me feel safe on set," she recalled. "I love you, Stewy. Rest well now, my friend."

"He was so appreciated by me. By everyone lucky enough to work on stage with him," Wally Kurth (Ned Quartermaine) said.

"We have shared so many good times over the years," Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) wrote with a photo of a recent gathering with Damon, Kurth, Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine), and Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin)

"The world will be a much less colorful place without him," shared Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins).

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) echoed a sentiment that many fans shared, calling him "a lovely, funny, talented Prince" and "Charming." The statement references Damon's role in the 1965 film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.

Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) was one of the first stars to comment on social media, reflecting that Damon "brought a real steadiness to the Quartermaine family."

"He was so classy, real, and always made me feel safe," offered Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), along with a personal comment that he'd wanted Alan Quartermaine to somehow be Sonny's dad.

"Oh my friend, my golf buddie, my dressing room neighbor, how you made me laugh," reflected John J York (Mac Scorpio)

Steve Burton said he was "saddened" by Damon's passing, and shared that he would "never forget his kind soul, zany sense of humor and talent."

Eden McCoy, who hadn't yet started elementary school when Damon exited General Hospital in 2007, said that Damon made her "proud and thankful to be even a small part" of General Hospital. The actress often shares stories that her costars have told her about former cast members and show secrets.

Former GH executive producer Wendy Riche said she was "honored to have had the privilege" to work with Damon, someone she said poured his heart and soul into General Hospital.

GH's current executive producer Frank Valentini posted a message offering deepest condolences to Stuart Damon's family and all who loved him." Valentini called Damon "an absolute legend" who will "be sorely missed."

For more on the life of Stuart Damon, please continue reading here.

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