Tuesday, September 18, 2012

John Ingle Has Died


John Ingle, who played the ruthless patriarch Edward Quartermaine for two decades on daytime soap opera "General Hospital," has died. He was 84. He filmed his last episode on August 24th. I know the show will go on, but he was such a big part of the glue that kept everything together for so long. He was a high school teacher before becoming an actor and his student included David Schwimmer, Swoosie Kurtz, Julie Kavner, Albert Brooks, Nicolas Cage and some others.

17 comments:

goes in circles said...

I haven't watched GH in ages, but when I did I just loved fiesty ol' Edward.
Rest Peacefully Mr. Ingle

carolinec said...

RIP Edward!! He has always been one of my favorite GH characters!! Such a sad day.

Patty said...

Actually, he was the second Edward. He replaced another actor, whom I think passed or became too ill to work.

And considering his students, no wonder he got the acting bug.

RIP

Jennifer H. said...

Edward was one of my favorite characters on GH and John Ingle seemed like a really nice man.

I hope GH finally lets the character of Edward die.

JJ said...

This seriously bummed me out, but I was prepared for it. His last scene on the show was too precious for words and a real gift to fans. Very well done.

David Lewis was the ultimate ruthless Mr. Q but John Ingle made him more compassionate.

RIP

Amber said...

:( I grew up watching GH with my mom - what a bummer.

auntliddy said...

Rip. re: his students- he must hv been some teacher!!!!!! Lol

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

He taught drama at Beverly Hills High School, actually. And the guy who plays Jason was one of his students.

RIP, dear sir.

Layna Day said...

The original Edward Quartermaine, David Lewis, passed away in 2000 also at the age of 84. Ingle was more of a scamp than ruthless, but the relationship between him and his wife Lila softened. When Anna Lee's Lila died on the show, it allowed for a somewhat nicer Edward to come out.

RIP.

lostathome said...

He also narrated a lot of the Land Before Time movies

jennifer hansen said...

he also played mickey horton for awhile on days of our lives : ( RIP John

Rose said...

He was a great Edward. I'm glad he was able to do what he loved up until the end of life.

Cee Kay said...

RIP, Mr. Ingle. Both you and Edward Quartermaine will be greatly missed. I never thought there would or should be another after David Lewis died, but you rocked it.

NYCGirl said...

Aw, Edward Quartermaine.

Bangagong said...

He cracked me up as the principal in Heathers.

"Now I've seen some crazy stuff in my day...perverse photography with tennis rackets..."

RIP Mr. Ingle

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

I never could get used to him as Edward, but by the time he started on the show, I had all but lost interest anyway. That was really 20 years ago? Wow. I'm starting to feel my own mortality. :/

KittensRUs said...

That's how I want to go...feeling good enough to work right up til the end. Good for him.