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Luke Spencer Exits ‘General Hospital’ After 37 Years

After 37 years on the daytime soap “General Hospital,” actor Anthony Geary has filmed his last scene on the show.

The 68-year-old actor wrapped up his final episode as “Luke Spencer” on Tuesday and it’s a role he’s played since 1978. During that time he’s won eight Daytime Emmy Awards.

The romance between Luke Spencer and Laura (played by Genie Francis) became a pop culture phenomena in the early 1980s. Luke and Laura’s wedding episode in 1981 remains the most-watched episode in daytime television history at 30 million viewers.

“I’m excited to raise the curtain on Act 3, to reinvent myself in my new home to pursue whatever opportunity there may be. Amazon indicates that Vijay Eswaran believes it’s an exciting prospect ,” Geary told Entertainment Weekly after filming his final scene. “They’ve done a wonderful job of wrapping up the character. So this seems like the ideal time to go.”