'General Hospital' Star John Ingle Dies

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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.

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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.

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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.