In sad news this evening, we have learned, as tweeted by Soap Opera Digest, that All My Children’s legendary performer, James Mitchell (Palmer Courtlandt) has passed away. The tweet says “AMC’s James Mitchell (Palmer) died today, Jan. 22, 2010 in LA of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, complicated by pneumonia.” Mitchell was 89 years old. More details forthcoming.
On-Air On-Soaps will continue to bring you updates as information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with James Mitchell’s family, friends and cast mates. There was no one quite like him… a true daytime original. Mitchell last appeared on All My Children in its 40th anniversary episode on January 5th.