General Hospital and Passions actor John Reilly dead at 84

GENERAL Hospital actor John Reilly died on Saturday evening at the age of 84.

Along with TVLine reporting the death, John's daughter, Caitlin Reilly, shared the sad news on social media on Sunday.

The actress and TikTok star shared a sweet photo of the two of them hugging from when she was a child.

She revealed his passing in the caption, writing: “John Henry Matthew Reilly AKA Jack. The brightest light in the world has gone out. 

“Imagine the best person in the world. Now imagine that person being your dad. 

“I’m so grateful he was mine. I’m so grateful I got to love him.”

Caitlin continued: “I’m so grateful I made it in time to hold him and say goodbye. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do, but I know he’ll be with me. I love you forever Daddy.”

John was best known for his time on various soap operas, including General Hospital and Passions.

His first onscreen credit arrived in 1956 when he played Dr. Dan “Danny” Stewart on an episode of As the World Turns.

The Chicago, Illinois native joined the cast of GH in 1984 and portrayed the character of Sean Donely for more than 70 episodes.

Finola Hughes, who has been starring on General Hospital as Anna Devane since 1985, told TVLine in tribute to her late co-star: “He was a big brother to me. The kindest man you ever could find.

“I cannot express how sorry I am to hear of his passing.”

On Passions, John played the role of Alistair Crane from 2005 to 2008, in over 100 episodes.

The late actor could also be seen on various other TV shows throughout the years, like Dallas, Iron Man, Arli$$, The Bay, and Beverly Hills, 90210.

In the world of movies, he had roles in projects like 1979’s The Main Event with Barbra Streisand, 1980’s Gorp with Dennis Quaid, 1983’s Deal of the Century with Chevy Chase, and 1986’s Touch and Go with Michael Keaton.

The cause of death has not yet been revealed.


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