General Hospital Actors You May Not Know Passed Away

Stuart Damon’s character, Dr. Alan Quartermaine, a medical doctor who had issues with drug addiction, was introduced on “General Hospital” in 1977, per IMDb. He continued to portray the character up until 2013. According to The Hollywood Reporter, on June 29, 2021, a Facebook post from ABC entertainment reporter George Pennacchio announced the actor died at the age of 84 after “struggling with renal failure for the last several years.” Damon was a father to his son, Christopher, and daughter, Jennifer. Pennacchio shared that Damon’s son revealed the late actor “loved playing Alan and was always so appreciative of that role and that job.”

During a 1995 Soap Line interview (via YouTube), Damon shared that a traumatic experience involving Christopher helped him better play Dr. Quartermaine when his character’s wife, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), was diagnosed with breast cancer. “What I bring as Stuart is the experience of almost losing my son Christopher to diabetes when he was seven years old when he went into a coma,” the “General Hospital” star explained, “and the emotion that comes back from that possibility of losing a family member is very accessible to me even after this amount of time.”

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