Anthony Geary is leaving ‘General Hospital’ after 37 years

Anthony Geary, a.k.a. Luke Spencer leaving 'General Hospital' (Photo: ABC/Courtesy)
Anthony Geary, a.k.a. Luke Spencer is leaving ‘General Hospital’ (Photo: ABC/Courtesy)

Anthony Geary is checking out of ‘General Hospital.’

This morning it was annouced that Anthony Geary, the actor, who’s played Luke Spencer on the ABC soap opera since 1978, is exiting the series and the timing is interesting, as GH recently announced that Genie Francis is returning to the series to reprise the role of Laura Spencer.

Geary will shoot the daytime drama through late June; his episodes will air through late July.

He says about leaving…“I’m just weary of the grind and have been for 20 years. I really don’t want to die, collapsing in a heap, on that GH set one day. That wouldn’t be too poetic.”

“Genie and I agreed several years ago that the love of Luke and Laura had run its course. They have children together and a very storied history, and there’s definitely still love there, but I think they’re toxic to each other at this point.”  Fans do NOT agree!

Geary has won eight Daytime Emmys for his work on ‘General Hospital,’ and this year in the ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.’ Once he’s wrapped being Luke, he’ll reside in Amsterdam, where he’s spent much of his time over the past few years.

NO more Luke & Laura, this can’t be. Fans are in mourning!



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