Stuart Damon, who played Alan Quartermaine for 30 years on the American soap opera General Hospital, has died. He was 84 years old when he died. On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, he breathed his final breath.
Renal Failure Was Discovered
Damon’s elder son, Christopher Zonis, revealed that the Emmy Award-winning actor had been suffering from renal disease for the past five years after his death. The actor had been facing a terrible struggle with the illness since his diagnosis.
Nonetheless, “In the end, it was “many problems on top of kidney issues” that led to his death.
The news brought sadness to the television industry The news of the renowned actor’s death shocked the television industry and everyone who had worked with him over the years.
In a statement to USA Today, General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini said, “Stuart Damon played beloved patriarch Alan Quartermaine for 30 years.” “He was a fantastic actor and even better human being. His legacy lives on through ‘GH,’ as well as all the people he affected and those who loved him. He will be greatly missed.”
Genie Francis, who portrays Laura Spencer on General Hospital, expressed her gratitude for “having this great man in my life” on Twitter. For 7 years, he played my adopted father on General Hospital, and he was the sweetest, most amazing, loving, and supportive person I’d ever met. On set, he made me laugh and made me feel protected. Stewy, I adore you. Now, dear buddy, take a deep breath and relax.
She shared a couple of photos from their on-screen time together, saying she was “brokenhearted” to learn of the death of “the kindest, wonderful, loving, and supportive person.”
His Wife and Two Children Survived Him
Despite the fact that the actor is no longer alive, his films, television series, and, most significantly, his long-time wife and two children live on.
Damon and his wife, Deirdre Ann Ottewill, married on March 12, 1961. They had been married for more than 60 years.
Ottewill is a former actress, singer, and dancer who appeared on the Sing Along With Mitch television show from 1961 until 1964. Jennifer and Christopher Zonis are the late actor’s two children with his wife. He also had a son named Alexander who he had adopted.
‘General Hospital’: His Role
Rain from Stars, Cinderella, The Champions, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital were among Damon’s many films, soap operas, and television shows. He was most recognized for his role as Alan on ABC’s General Hospital, which is the country’s longest-running soap drama.
He made his debut on the soap opera on May 13, 1977, and remained a major character until his death in February 2007. Despite this, he continued to appear on the show until December 23, 2008 as Alan’s ghost.
In 1999, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Alan Quartermaine, and in 1996, he won a Soap Opera Digest Award. He was also nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards for the role.