Stuart Damon, ‘General Hospital’s Dr. Alan Quartermaine, dies at 84

Stuart Damon, best known for his role as Dr. Alan Quartermaine on “General Hospital,” died Tuesday. He was 84. 

“Stuart Damon played beloved patriarch Alan Quartermaine for 30 years,” Frank Valentini, “General Hospital” executive producer, said in a statement to USA TODAY. “He was a great actor and even greater man. His legacy lives on through ‘GH’ and all the lives he touched and all those who loved him. He will be missed.”

Damon’s family told ABC News 7 the actor had been “struggling with renal failure for the last several years.”

The actor landed the “General Hospital” role of Dr. Alan Quartermaine, part of the rich, dysfunctional and haughty Quartermaine family, in 1977. He was nominated for seven Daytime Emmys for his decades-long portrayal. In 1999, Damon finally won for best supporting actor for his depiction of Dr. Quartermaine’s addiction to Hydrocodone.

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