One of the most respected actors in the General Hospital family has died. News spread on Tuesday that Peter Hansen (Ex-Lee Baldwin) had passed away at age 95.
According to his family, Hansen died unexpectedly on Sunday in Santa Clarita, California.
Peter first joined General Hospital in the role of lawyer, Lee Baldwin from 1965-1976, followed by a return between 1977 and 1986. He re-joined the show briefly in 1990, and then again from 1992-2004.
Pertr’s work in Lee’s alcoholism storyline earned him the first ever Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Award at the Daytime Emmys in 1979. Hansen also appeared in the GH spinoff Port Charles, as well.
When social media learned of Hansen’s death, several touching tweets and posts began to emerge including one from GH itself. In a tweet the show said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peter Hansen’s family and friends. He will forever be a part of the #GH legacy. #RIP”
Kin Shriner who for years has played Scott Baldwin, Lee’s son, tweeted: ”RIP Peter Hansen. I will miss our talks, but me and @GeneralHospital fans have so many great memory’s of u.” Shriner later sent out a tweet that said, “Peter guided me through thousands of General Hospital father son scenes. Will miss him .”
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