John Reilly is a veteran soap opera actor, famous for his work in “General Hospital”, at the age of 84.
The actor’s death was confirmed by his daughter, actress and TikTok character Caitlin Reilly (Caitlin Reilly), who posted a heartfelt message on Instagram with a photo of the late star holding her as a baby.
She began to say: “John Henry Matthew Reilly (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 is Your father. I am very grateful that he is mine. I am very grateful that I love him. I am very grateful that I caught him in time and said goodbye.”
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She concluded: “To be honest, I don’t know what I am going to do, but I know he will be with me. I will always love you, Dad.”
Soon after, the official Twitter page of “General Hospital” also shared a message in memory of the late actor.
The tweet read: “Hearing the news of John Reilly’s death, the entire general hospital family was saddened by him. Our thoughts and prayers were passed on to his relatives.
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According to Variety, Reilly was born in Chicago in 1936. He started his acting career in the 1960s and played small roles in TV shows such as “The Day of Death Valley”, “The Apple Road” and “Gun Kill”. In 1974, he replaced John Colenback as Dr. Dan Stewart and starred in “As the World Turns”, which brought success to more people in the television industry. After leaving the position in 1976, he shined on big screens such as “Main Event” and “Gorp”.
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In the early 1980s, he appeared repeatedly in the soap opera world as “Dallas”. However, his biggest breakthrough in business was when actor Sean Donely served as the “General Hospital” in 1984. He stayed on the show for ten years and then played a role in Kelly Taylor’s father’s “Beverly Hills, 90210”. He also played Alistair Crane in the NBC soap opera “Passion” in 2005. However, he never gave up his role as a “general hospital” and re-played the role of “Lonely” in 2008 and 2013 respectively.
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According to reports, his wife Liz and three daughters survived.