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General Hospital News: Frank Valentini Speaks Out About Anthony Geary’s Exit From GH

After reporting that GH’s legend, Anthony Geary has decided to leave General Hospital permanently, General Hospital’s Executive Producer, Frank Valentini speaks out about the breaking news that has broken the hearts of so man fans. However, after learning what Valentini has to say about Geary’s departure, those hearts may feel a but uplifted.

Frank Valentini said, “Tony recently made his intentions clear that he would vacate his role as Luke Spencer this year, and it was a decision he did not come to lightly.” GH fans had a feeling, after the Fluke story had wrapped up that Geary would be on his way out, especially after returning from his back surgeries last year. In another statement, Valentini said, “After 37 years on the air, Tony felt this was the right time to bid adieu to Port Charles, Luke Spencer, and General Hospital. Anthony is our friend and a part of our television family, but, as difficult as this may be, we understand and respect that this is his choice. Rest assured, Tony has promised to be with us throughout the summer as we have some exciting things in store for Luke. The door will always remain open, so don’t think this is the last you’ll see of Anthony Geary or Luke Spencer.”

There you have it folks. Anthony Geary is definitely leaving General Hospital, but Executive Producer Frank Valentini has given fans hope to see Tony as Luke in future cameo appearances.

 

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General Hospital Breaking News: Tony Geary Says Goodbye to General Hospital

After all the hype and drama from GH’s May Sweeps and the Nurses Ball, huge casting news just broke out. For months, social media news has been going back and forth on the topic of Tony Geary and his status with ABC’s General Hospital.

After learning that Tony’s character, the legendary Luke Spencer has come full circle with the wrap up of the Fluke story line, Geary has decided to permanently quit his role on GH.

Emmy winning Tony Geary told TV Guide’s Michael Logan, “The closer it comes, there is less anxiety and dread at seeing the end of the tunnel and it’s more like nirvana because my life is now wide open.”

GH Blog would like to thank Tony Geary for 37 wonderful years of entertainment, and we wish him the best of luck in his life going forward.

Fluke Story Headed For A Close, Anthony Geary Retirement

The 52nd anniversary of General Hospital is right around the corner. Next week on Wednesday, April 1st, marks 52 years for the longest running daytime drama. General Hospital is on top of the world and has made an enormous comeback after the fallout of two ABC daytime favorites, All My Children and One Life to Live.

This year on general Hospital, the main focus of news and story line has revolved much around Anthony Geary and his health issues, along with the dark and mysterious role Geary has been playing… what fans like to call “Fluke.” General Hospital spoilers reveal that the Fluke story line is headed for a close, and fans will finally see this long awaited outcome. It was recently revealed that Luke Spencer has DID, and that he is unaware of the things he has been doing which includes terrorizing his loved ones and family. GH rumors say that this year, on the 52nd anniversary of General Hospital, the episode will lead this story to it’s end. Fans will finally have the closure they have been waiting for. It is said that Luke will finally realize that he is responsible for the heinous acts that he has committed over the course of a year and a half.

Along with this news regarding the Fluke story line, comes news that fans have been dreading. General Hospital rumors are heavily focused on that bringing Fluke’s story to a close might mean for Anthony Geary. Geary has been a part of General Hospital for 30 years, his character’s (Luke) unforgettable love story with Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) is one of the most iconic moments in television history. Geary has taken home 7 Best Actor in a Daytime Drama awards, and is up for another this coming April at the Daytime Emmy Award ceremony.

GH News has not confirmed this announcement but it looks as though this is the direction things are going. The Fluke story has been one of the most talked about of all stories Geary has been involved in on GH. Soon GH spoilers will reveal the deep dark secrets of the Spencer family’s past, which could lead to a huge shock involving Luke. Is this the way Geary will leave General Hospital?

Let us know how you feel about Anthony Geary’s possible retirement? If the actor leaves the show, is the sotry doing this character justice? How would you like to see Anthony Geary leave General Hospital?

General Hospital Blog will keep you updated on the latest GH news regarding Anthony Geary’s retirement announcement. Keep checking back for the most up to date information.

General Hospital Explosive! Who is Going to Die?

There is a shoot out and someone gets hit! But who is going to die? GH magazines and internet posts a like warn fans that a beloved character will take the fall. But who will it be? Sonny? Luke? Ric? Julian?

One theory is that Anna finds out that Ric has been framed and the entire showdown is a set up. It’s been rumored that Ric will be the one to die. But will he actually be dead? Speculations say that Anna will help Ric to fake his death in an attempt to find out who the real mob boss is. Not everyone is left in the dark, Sonny is also in on this. Rumors have been circulating that Sonny will actually help his brother Ric who was once an enemy.

Another theory is that Luke will be the one to die, but since he isn’t really Luke at this time, (we like to call him Fluke), that the impostor will die but the real Luke Spencer is still alive at Miscavige.

Let us know who you think will be the one to take the hit by sharing and commenting below.

 

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Anthony Geary Quitting General Hospital?

Will this be the end of Luke Spencer?

Anthony Geary, General Hospital’s legendary Luke Spencer, has been faced with making a huge decision due to a recent and supposed change regarding the actor’s pay. The network wants to decrease his yearly salary by 50%.

An article states that ABC no longer justifies paying Geary 1.5 million salary due to the decrease in GH ratings. However, I find this part to be false because General Hospital has been up in ratings and has been on fire since the 50th anniversary.

Geary is very serious about leaving General Hospital. In a recent statement, he expressed how he would want his character to actually die. He believes that fans are owed some type of actual closure. Geary states, “Those of us who have been on soaps forever, we ought to go out in a way that gives the audience real closure. But I know the network has a real resistance to that.”  He adds, “It’s not my choice, but I’ve had an awfully good run and I wouldn’t mind being a sacrificial lamb to let the audience believe that characters can really, really die.”

Anthony Geary is 66 years old and joined General Hospital as Luke Spencer in 1978. He left the canvas in 1984 and returned to GH 9 years later.

General Hospital Blog hopes that Geary and ABC can come to some sort of agreement that will ensure his presence on the show. Luke is a legend and Geary is an amazing actor. We are all better off being able to watch him on our screens.