It was a real shocker to the daytime industry: Anthony Geary -- the genre's historic eight-time Emmy Award winner -- is walking away from GENERAL HOSPITAL! After nearly 40 years of playing Luke Spencer, the highly-respected actor is exiting the role permanently later this summer.
The news of Geary's exit and plans to 'retire' have shocked his castmates, who, for several weeks, haven't been too successful in keeping the secret. While whispers about Geary leaving have been trickling out, with respect to the actor (as well as a big GH exit plan for him), Soaps In Depth did not report this shocking career news, holding it until he decided to address the decision himself. For many years, Geary has spent several months at his home in Amsterdam, where it is expected he'll move full time.
Look for an interview with the popular actor in a future issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, but for now, here is the riveting interview Geary gave to Michael Logan at TV Insider annoucing his departure: http://www.tvinsider.com/article/1691/exclusive-anthony-geary-quits-general-hospital/