How did Stuart Damon die? General Hospital's Dr Alan Quartermaine dies at 84: 'A true icon'

Stuart Damon was beloved for his role as Dr Alan Quartermaine on 'General Hospital' as well as prince charming on 'Cinderella'


                            How did Stuart Damon die? General Hospital's Dr Alan Quartermaine dies at 84: 'A true icon'
Stuart Damon won an Emmy Award in 1999 for his portrayal of Dr Alan Quartermaine in 'General Hospital' (Twitter @abc7george)

Stuart Damon, who was famously known for his 30-year portrayal of Dr Alan Quartermaine in 'General Hospital', died after a long health battle, reports say. He was 84 years old. The news of his demise was posted by ABC7 Eyewitness News Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio on June 29.

The cause of Damon's death is not yet public. According to reports, Damon was struggling with renal failure for the past several years. We have witnessed the demise of many great names in the year 2021. Actors such as Frank Bonner, Lisa Banes and Ned Beatty were among the many who died recently.

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Damon won an Emmy Award in 1999 for his portrayal of Dr Alan Quartermaine in 'General Hospital'. He was also known for stints in 'Days of Our Lives', 'As the World Turns' and 'Port Charles'. Damon's son Chris told ABC7's George Pennachio that being a part of the soap was "his favorite place to be". "He loved playing Alan and was always so appreciative of that role and that job. It was his passion." Damon also featured in the 1965 'Cinderella', where he played the Prince. The actor is survived by his wife of 60 years, Deirdre Ottewill, and their two children, Christopher and Jennifer. Damon was born in New York to Russian Jewish immigrants who took refuge in America after fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution.

'Rest in peace, legend'

Fans swarmed Twitter with condoling messages for the actor, remembering his acts. One fan wrote, "I grew up watching Stuart Damon as Dr. Alan Quartermaine. He was captivating. He was magnificent. He was a real leading man. The late-great Douglas Marland & Glory Monty created the Quartermaines in 1977, and 44 years later they still remain a #GH fixture. He will be missed." Another commented, "Oh no. Stuart Damon was one of my favorite performers on #GH, and Alan & Monica were my nana’s favorite couple. He will be so missed. My heart goes out to his friends and family. Rest In Peace, legend."

One fan tweeted, "RIP Stuart Damon. He was such a big part of making #GH the show it is today. Even though it was before my time, I've seen the clips of Alan and Monica's heyday and they were an epic, delicious mess. It was such a mistake for GH to fire Stuart." Another tweet read, "So sad to hear that Stuart Damon has died. He was 84. R.I.P,Stuart. All sympathies to his family and friends. Love him in The Champions TV series. #StuartDamon #ClassicTV." One user wrote, "Heartbroken over the passing of Stuart Damon, our Dr. Alan Quartermaine. The leadership he brought to #GH will be never be forgotten. He could have us laughing, or crying in seconds. Sending love to his family, and thinking of #LeslieCharleson today. I just can’t fathom." One said, "Rest in paradise to this lovable actor who will be truly miss thank you for everything you brought to general hospital a true icon gone to soon."



 



 



 



 



 



 

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