Stuart Damon, an actor best known for playing Dr. Alan Quartermaine in “General Hospital,” has died at the age of 84.
Her death was confirmed to Fox News by the star’s son, Christopher.
Damon had suffered from kidney failure for five years and “it ended up being multiple complications besides kidney problems,” Christopher said of his father’s death early Saturday morning at the community of retirees from the Motion Picture Television Fund in Los Angeles. where he had lived for seven years.
The actor starred in nearly 400 episodes of the long-running ABC soap opera, via IMDb, appearing as a ghost from time to time after his character’s death in 2007.
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He was also known to have played the prince in the 1965 TV movie “Cinderella”, alongside Lesley Ann Warren as the titular princess with appearances from other Hollywood icons such as Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet and Pat Carroll.
Damon was nominated for seven Daytime Emmys for his work on “General Hospital,” winning one in 1999. He most recently appeared on the program in 2013 to celebrate his 50th birthday.
From 1997 to 2001 he also played the role of the spin-off of “General Hospital” “Port Charles”.
He starred in the short-lived “The Champions” television series as Craig Sterling, a plane crash survivor who also acquires superhuman powers. Other high profile TV credits include appearances in “Diagnosis Murder”, “Fantasy Island”, “Days of Our Lives” and more.
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The star has also appeared in a number of films, most recently in “Chairman of the Board” from 1998. Additionally, he has appeared in “Star 80” from 1983, “A Touch of the Casanovas” from 1975 and more .
Beyond Hollywood, Damon has boasted of several credits on Broadway, including a role in the famous musical “Do I Hear a Waltz?” He also starred in an off-Broadway production of “The Boys from Syracuse” in 1963.
A number of Damon’s “General Hospital” co-stars have spoken out after his death on Tuesday.
“What a charming, funny and talented man prince. He was really charming. What a pleasure to work with his iconic character”, said Nancy Lee Grahn. “.
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“RIP Stuart,” wrote Laura Wright.
Addition of Tristan Rogers: “It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Stuart Damon. He brought real stability to the Quartermaine family. I enjoyed my scenes with him. Rest my friend.”
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In a statement provided to Fox News by ABC, executive producer Frank Valentini said, “Stuart Damon played beloved patriarch Alan Quartermaine for 30 years. He was a great actor and an even greater man. perpetuates through “GH” and all the lives he touched and all who loved him. He will be missed. “