Anthony Geary, who has played Luke Spencer on General Hospital for 37 years, will be leaving the ABC soap opera.

Anthony Geary Leaving ‘General Hospital’

“I’m just weary of the grind and have been for 20 years,” the eight-time Emmy winner told TV insider, revealing that he’ll be leaving General Hospital when his current contract is up. “I really don’t want to die, collapsing in a heap, on that GH set one day. That wouldn’t be too poetic.”

One of the central parts of Geary’s storyline on General Hospital was his relationship with Laura, played by Genie Francis. Though the wedding between the two was a daytime TV sensation, Geary says that the characters’ romantic relationship did not stand the test of time.

“Genie and I agreed several years ago that the love of Luke and Laura had run its course,” Geary said. “They have children together and a very storied history, and there’s definitely still love there, but I think they’re toxic to each other at this point.”

Geary will continue shooting General Hospital through late June. His character will continue appearing on the show through late July.

“There are still some surprises, the usual twists and turns and interesting guest stars coming up before Luke leaves town,” Geary promises fans.

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