Numerous postings on social media and rumblings throughout the day were confirmed by Soap Opera Digest this afternoon, that none other than Daytime Emmy winner, and one of the most talented actors to ever grace the soap genre, Charles Keating has died at the age of 72!
Keating is best known for his role as former villain Carl Hutchins on Another World. A role in which he finally won his well-deserved Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1996! Many of his former Another World cast mates have been tweeting or posting messages on their facebook pages today including Mark Pinter (Ex-Grant, AW) and a very touching tweet from Alicia Coppola (Ex-Lorna, AW) who tweeted: “I am so very sad. Along with @LindaDano, he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them.”
Reports are also coming in that Stephen Schnetzer (Ex-Cass) told Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia) of the heartbreaking news yesterday.
Soap fans also know that the London-born Keating appeared on All My Children, As the World Turns, and Port Charles at different points throughout his illustrious career, and that Keating’s stage career had been extraordinary.
On-Air On-Soaps has also has heard reports that there will be no funeral for Keating, although that is unconfirmed at this time. We will continue to bring you further details on the death of Charles Keating as it becomes available.
Now after the jump, watch Charles Keating Daytime Emmy winning moment and acceptance speech as Lead Actor! Then share your thoughts on the news of the loss of this talented man.