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(USA Today) -- John Ingle, who played stately Edward Quartermaine on General Hospital from 1992 until last week, died Sunday, reports People.com. He was 84.

The soap's executiveproducer, Frank Valenti,tweeted the news Monday afternoon, writing: "With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family."

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In 1954, Ingle married Grace-Lynn Martin, and the two remained married 58 years, until her death in February. They had five daughters, says IMDB, and nine grandchildren.

In a posting on Facebook Monday, his family said: "Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, Mentor: May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts."