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.