This morning news traveled like wildfire after an exclusive interview was posted at TV Insider where now eight-time Daytime Emmy winner Anthony Geary revealed he is leaving his iconic role of Luke Spencer on General Hospital at the end of his current contract this June. Geary related he felt that he had now completed everything he wanted to with the character after 37 years in the role.
After Twitter was abuzz with the news, leaving many longtime fans of the series and the soap genre devastated (even though it was highly expected Geary might leave the ABC soap opera), two important men currently working on General Hospital, series head writer Ron Carlivati and the Daytime Emmy nominated actor Jason Thompson (Patrick), shared their thoughts via social media on having the opportunity to have worked with the talents of Geary.
Ron Carlivati tweeted: “It’s been an honor & a privilege to write for Anthony Geary & Luke Spencer. We’re taking them both on a hell of a ride before he goes… #GH”
Jason Thompson tweeted: “The opportunity to work with a legend like Tony Geary, to learn from him, to consider him a friend..beyond anything you hope for as an actor. I don’t think any one person is as big as the show itself.. But if one person is close..It’s this man. #TonyGeary. The honor is ours. #GH”
What do you think about what Carlivati previewed in his tweet? With Laura (Genie Francis) on her way back to the series, will the long time iconic duo say a final goodbye to one another? What did you think about the admiration Thompson and other GH cast members have for Tony Geary? Comment below!