After 37 years of playing the iconic role of Luke Spencer, Anthony Geary has decided to leave the multi-Emmy winning role on “General Hospital.” TV Insider’s Michael Logan broke the news about the actor’s departure, and his intent on leaving when his current contract expires. According to Logan’s interview, Geary made plans on leaving “GH” since January.
‘[GH executive producer] Frank Valentini knew it was coming. They have done a magnificent job writing Luke’s story, especially with what culminated in the 52nd anniversary show, but where do we go after this? There are still some surprises, the usual twists and turns and interesting guest stars coming up before Luke leaves town, but where we’ve gone in these last couple of months would be pretty hard to top.”
Recently, it was announced that Genie Francis would be reprising the role of Laura Weber Spencer. Fans began speculating that her return could possibly help usher out the character of Luke.
What do you think of Geary’s departure from the long-running soap?