'General Hospital' Actor Dies at 75

Doug Sheehan, best known for his acting in General Hospital, is dead at 75.

On Monday, July 8, news broke about his death via Kane Funeral Home in Wyoming and confirmed by Forbes.

Sheehan died "peacefully at his home on Saturday morning, June 29, 2024 with his loving wife at his side," the obituary noted. His cause of death has not publicly been announced.

From 1979 to 1982, he portrayed Joe Kelly in General Hospital, his first major role. Sheehan earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series for his performance in the soap opera in 1982.

Before landing that gig, Sheehan snagged guest spots in shows like Charlie's Angels and Kaz. He went on to portray Ben Gibson in the CBS Dallas spinoff Knots Landing from Season 5 to Season 8.

Sheehan also appeared in the sitcom Day by Day (which only lasted two seasons) and ABC's adaptation of Clueless. Additionally, he held roles in Cheers, Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and What I Like About You, among others.

On X, fans reacted to the news of his death, with one person writing, "Very sad news. Loved him as Joe. Ben & Val had some sweet moments but I was always wanting Gary & Val. We are losing too many beloved soap vets."

Another X user commented, "This one makes me very sad. Loved Joe Kelly and Ben Gibson. RIP."

Meanwhile, someone else on X shared, "Rest in peace. I loved him on GH way back when."

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