It is a very bittersweet today in soapland! General Hospital’s Steve Burton is wrapping up over 21 years as Jason Morgan today on the set of the ABC soap opera. And as fans, colleagues, and friends in the industry say goodbye, Steve’s family awaits him in Nashville, where Burton will reportedly be living.
Burton took to Twitter early this morning as he went into work with this short but sweet tweet to his followers, ” Good morning! Wow. Today is the day. Much luv 2 u all. Thank u.”
And now as the day is unfolding several cast members have also been sharing their thoughts on Twitter on Steve’s departure and the taping of his last episode, which is set to air in late October. Here are just a sampling thus far from Steve’s co-stars past and present:
Kimberly McCullough: @1SteveBurton “Stevie! Wish I could be there to give you a hug on your last day. You’ve done such great work- wow!”
Laura Wright: “Strange day on the GH set lots of emotions and it’s only 830 am. @1SteveBurton xoxo good luck !!! Love ya BFF!!!! U will miss me yelling JASON!!!!!!!
Kelly Monaco: “Early morning for me at GH. I don’t like goodbyes.”
Scott Reeves: “@1SteveBurton Have an amazing finale! Wish I was there. I’ll be waiting for you on the front porch! Love you brother!”
Derk Cheetwood, “Like to say how much I’ll miss Steve, not only a great actor but person and friend”
Kirsten Storms: “@1SteveBurton‘s last day was today. (I’m still in denial. Completely.)”
Kassie DePaiva: “@1SteveBurton I wish you the very best on your new journey!!!”
We will bring you more updates later today! So soapers, how are you feeling about this? Does it seem real that Steve is leaving daytime? Hard to fathom, but he is moving on! We wish Steve all the best.