Days after John Ingle’s last episode aired on General Hospital, the actor who has played Edward Quartermaine since 1993 has passed away from cancer on Sunday at the age of 84 according to ABC. The actor who lost his wife of 57 years in February has been sick for a while. Back in August his daughter posted a message on Facebook (via Soap Central), saying how much it meant to him to tape one last appearance on the daytime drama. She said that when he arrived on the set, he was greeted by a standing ovation. Then 4 days after his last time on the show aired, he joined his wife.
Ingle didn’t star acting until he retired from being a drama teacher at Hollywood High in the mid-’80s and it was all of those years of teaching that gave us the great actor who played the patriarch on GH and Mickey Horton on Days of our Lives. That is how us adults will remember him, but kids will remember him from his voice as the narrator and Topsy from The Land Before Time movies and TV Show.
So today honor and watch General Hospital, the show that meant so much to him.