John Ingle, of General Hospital fame, has died, People reports. The actor, who had been on the long-running soap for over two decades, was 84 years old.
Ingle is best known as Edward Quartermaine on Hospital, a role he has played since 1993. He also appeared on Big Love and The Drew Carey Show. Prior to his acting career, Ingle was a high school drama teacher. His students included David Schwimmer, Nicolas Cage and Albert Brooks, who remembered his former teacher on Twitter: “R.I.P John Ingle. General Hospital star and my high school drama teacher. Wonderful guy.”
His wife, Grace-Lynn Martin, died in February of 2012. He is survived by his five daughters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His family wrote the following on Facebook:
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. With love forever, from:.
Your 5 – J. Ingle Belles and the family, friends and loved ones you leave behind.