Please join us in sending love to GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), who is mourning the death of his beloved grandfather, who was affectionately known as “Paw Paw” in the family. “You will be missed, Paw Paw,” Watkins posted to Instagram. “You have been an amazing influence in my life and always treated people fairly. I’ve always looked up to you.”
Sadly, Watkins also lost his other grandpa nearly one year ago at Christmastime, 2016. “Hard to believe I’ve lost both my granddads this past year,” he mused. “It really puts things into perspective. The time we have here is limited.”
The young actor also admitted that he’ll always be grateful for the gifts that his “Paw Paw” gave him over the years as he grew up and became a man. “Thank you for your lessons,” Watkins wrote, “the tire park, the golf excursions, the Diet Cokes, the horse races, the summer vacations, and the laughter. Thank you for watching every episode of GH just to see if I would be on. That meant so much to me.
“Glad to know we all got to talk with you in the last couple weeks,” he concluded. “Be with Grandmom. Love you, Paw Paw. Hope we make you proud.”
Our thoughts are with Watkins and his entire family during this difficult time. For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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