According to published reports, soap opera star John Ingle passed away yesterday in his Los Angeles home. He was 84 years old.
In 1993, Ingle took over the role of Edward Quartermaine on General Hospital. In December 2003, Ingle was fired and Edward was to be killed off. Due to an outrage from fans, Ingle was rehired and put on recurring status. Without a contract to keep him at General Hospital, Ingle was free to court other offers and accepted the contract role of Mickey Horton, as a recast for the retiring John Clarke, on the soap opera, Days of our Lives.
Ingle left General Hospital in February 2004 and Edward was recast with Jed Allan. Once at Days of our Lives, Ingle became part of a love triangle story involving Bonnie (Judi Evans Luciano) and Maggie (SuzAnne Rogers).
Ingle had recurring roles in HBO's Big Love, The Drew Carey Show, and the long-running The Land Before Time.