AceShowbiz - Amber Tamblyn is mourning the death of Stuart Damon. Upon learning her former "General Hospital" co-star died at the age of 84, the Emily Quartermaine depicter on the ABC soap opera said she was "brokenhearted" by his on-screen father's passing.
Making use of Twitter on Tuesday, June 29, the 38-year-old actress shared pictures of her and the late actor from their show. Alongside the snaps, she wrote, "Broken hearted to hear of the passing of Stuart Damon."
"He played my adopted dad on General Hospital for 7 years and he was the most kind, wonderful, loving, supportive person. He always made me laugh and made me feel safe on set," she continued. "I love you, Stewy. Rest well now, my friend."
Also offering tribute to Stuart was Genie Francis, who starred as Laura Spencer on "General Hospital". Taking to her own Twitter page, she noted, "I am so grateful to have had this wonderful man in my life. I am very sad today. #StuartDamon #GH."
Meanwhile, "General Hospital" executive producer Frank Valentini penned on his own account, "On behalf of everyone at #GH, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Stuart Damon's family and all who loved him." He added, "Stuart was an absolute legend of our industry and he'll be sorely missed. @GeneralHospital."
Stuart passed away on Tuesday after struggling with "renal failure for the last several years," said his son Christopher in an ABC News 7 interview. Christoper also claimed the soap opera was "his favorite place to be. He loved playing [Dr. Alan Quartermaine ] and was always so appreciative of that role and that job. It was his passion."
Stuart landed the role of Dr. Alan in 1977 and became the show's regular until his character's death in 2007. Alan then appeared sporadically on the soap opera until 2013, sometimes in dreams and even as a ghost.
Stuart, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, began his career on Broadway. He shot to fame after starring as the prince opposite Lesley Ann Warren in 1965 TV movie "Cinderella". His first recurring role on television came in 1968, when he starred as Craig Stirling in "The Champions".