(CNN)Fans of Luke Spencer connected "General Hospital" haven't seen him successful years and present they are improbable to unless helium turns up arsenic a ghost.
That's due to the fact that the soap opera killed disconnected the iconic quality this week.
Played disconnected and connected implicit the years by Anthony Geary since the relation originated successful 1978, the quality was portion of an epic emotion communicative with Laura Webber that reached its tallness of popularity successful the 1980s.
The wedding of Luke and Laura successful 1981 drew astir 30 cardinal viewers, making it 1 of the highest-rated episodes successful the past of daytime dramas.
But connected Monday the quality of Tracy Quartermaine (who was joined to Luke) revealed to Laura that Luke had died disconnected surface successful a cablegram car mishap overseas that whitethorn not person been an "accident" aft all.
Geary retired successful 2015, but returned to the amusement concisely successful 2017.
He won a grounds mounting 8 daytime Emmys for outstanding pb actor.