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Long-time soap star John Ingle dies at age 84

Serinna Alvarado, Reporter

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An actor who for two decades played in a scheming patriarch on the daytime drama General Hospital has died In Los Angeles of the cause of Cancer. John Ingle was 84 years old. Ingle took over the role as Edward Quartermaine in 1993 and made his final General Hospital appearance in an episode airing last week.

In his last episode of the show the impact of his script had a different meaning. The show’s script called for him to give the only vial of an antidote to a deadly virus to his “adopted” granddaughter so that she wouldn’t die; he would. He smiled and waved one finger at the camera and looked happy.

Ingle began his mainstream acting in 1981 doing guest appearances. In a career spanning more than 30 years he had acting credits in TV shows including Days of Our Lives, Big Love and The Drew Carey Show and in films such as Batman and Robin.

Ingle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, California. He was a graduate of Occidental College. He began teaching English and theater in 1955 at Hollywood High School until transferring in 1964 to teach acting at Beverly Hills High School.  In Late 2008, Ingle underwent treatment for a small section of melanoma on his scalp. He was forced to wear a hat whole onscreen to cover the bandage. So when he played his role in General Hospital he would wear a hat in all episodes.

High School kids may wonder why a 17-year old senior like me would be into watching an 84-year old in a soap opera .I have been watching General Hospital since I was about seven with my mom who got me into it. John Ingle has always been a great actor and I always enjoyed watching him play a role. He was such a loving person and always put his family before himself. His favorite quote was “there was no reason for sadness.” General Hospital is very interesting; it’s a good show and I enjoy watching it. When I heard John Ingle had died I cried, because I’ve been watching him for so long and to hear he’s gone is so sad. I recommend teens my age to watch it Monday- Friday at 1p.m. It’s very interesting.

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