TV star John Ingle -- who was best known for portraying family patriarch Edward Quartermaine on General Hospital for two decades -- lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. He was 84.
The actor's family confirmed Ingle's death Monday in a Facebook posting. "Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, Mentor: May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts," the message read.
The executive producer of General Hospital, Frank Valentini, tweeted his reaction. "With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family."
Although well-known for his work on General Hospital -- which he continued until recently -- Ingle also starred on the soap drama Days of Our Lives from 2004-2006. He also appeared in countless other TV shows including Big Love, The Office, The Land Before Time and The Drew Carey Show.
He is survived by daughters, Jessica, Jenny, Carey, Melanie and Chrissy, and nine grandchildren. Ingle's wife of 57 years, Grace-Lynne Martin, passed away earlier this year of natural causes.
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