Dominic Zamprogna confirms exit from 'General Hospital' on Twitter

The actor quits ABC's 'General Hospital' after playing detective Dante Falconeri for nearly nine years in the show.

                            Dominic Zamprogna confirms exit from 'General Hospital' on Twitter
Dominic Zamprogna (Source : Getty Images)

After taking the soap scene by storm, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) has officially checked out of ABC's show 'General Hospital', after completing nine years in his role as detective Dante Falconeri. 

The star announced on Twitter: "So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come..”.

Investor Warren Buffet, who runs the Berkshire Hathaway, replied to the tweet saying, "Don’t ever be afraid to turn the page & start a new chapter of your life. there’s so much in this world to be experienced. so many amazing ppl that you can meet & a lot of opportunities waiting for you if you step outside of your comfort zone. don’t be too scared to take chances."

An American daytime television medical drama, General Hospital was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production, and the second longest-running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light. 

According to a TVSourceMagazine report, Dante was introduced as Dominic Pirelli, in Emmy winning head writer Bob Guza Jr.'s creation, as a newcomer in the Corinthos organization who wins favor with mob boss Sonny Corinthos when he saves his life. It was soon discovered that he was actually an undercover cop who was trying to bring down one of the most notorious crime families. However, later in the series Dante was revealed to be Sonny Corinthos' son- although the discovery was made only after Sonny shot him in the chest at point-blank range. The two shared an affectionate relationship despite being on either end of the spectrum of law.  

Dante's relationship with Lulu Spencer was a popular one, even after Emmy winner Julie Marie Berman exited the show and the role was taken forward by Emme Rylan. 

The Inquisitr reported that the buzz about Dominic Zamprogna leaving the show began when The Soap Whisperer tweeted that Zamprogna had already filmed some of his last scenes in the show. Subsequent tweets, followed by reports in Soap Opera Digest, Deadline, CBS Daytime, and Soap Opera Network, was consistent in reaffirming that Zamprogna was already gone from General Hospital.

Dominic Zamprogna had earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Det. Dante Falconeri in the soap from 2014 to 2016.