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09/17/2012 03:46 pm ET Updated Sep 17, 2012

John Ingle Dead: 'General Hospital' Actor Dies At Age 84

HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 27:  Actor John Ingle arrives at the annual Daytime Emmy nominee party presented by SOAPnet held at the Hol
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 27: Actor John Ingle arrives at the annual Daytime Emmy nominee party presented by SOAPnet held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on April 27, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

"General Hospital" actor John Ingle is dead at age 84. According to a Facebook post by an Ingle family member, the veteran actor passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The post reads:

"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. You were joy, light and love. Goodness at its very best. For the rest of our days, we will all do our best to continue to make you proud. Rest in peace and continue to spread your generous spirit in the heavens above. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

"General Hospital" executive producer Frank Valentini confirmed the news on Twitter. He wrote: "We love him and will miss him. John will always be part of the #GH family."

Ingle most recently appeared on the ABC soap just last week, reprising his role as patriarch Edward Quartermaine, a character he had played since 1993. His career spanned more than three decades and included prolific appearances on other television soap operas such as "Melrose Place," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Days of our Lives."

Ingle's wife Grace-Lynne Martin passed away on Feb. 11, 2012; the couple had five children together.

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