General Hospital News: ‘Dynasty’ And ‘All My Children’ Star Michael Nader Has Died

The soap opera genre is like one big family which extends behind specific shows and networks. Whether a daytime soap or prime time drama, those who worked on shows like these have a special bond across the genre.

Although not directly related to GH, General Hospital news reports confirm a fellow soap star has recently passed away. Michael Nader, who was best known for starring in the 1980s prime time drama, Dynasty as Dex Dexter, and his iconic role as Dimitri Marick on ABC’s, All My Children. Nader landed the role in which would forever be remembered as Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) husband. This became his most popular role. In the early 70s, Nader played Kevin Thompson on, As The World Turns.

It has been reported that Michael Nader died at his home in North Carolina on August 23rd, after fighting his battle with cancer. Nader’s wife, Jodi Lister, along with their family dog, Storm, was with him in his final moments. Michael was 76 years old.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Jodi Lister broke the news to Michael Fairman, stating, “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael,” Lister told Fairman. “We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills. I will miss him forever.”

Michael Nader has left behind his wife of 18-years, Jodi Lister, his stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, granddaughter Juniper, and dog, Storm.

General Hospital Blog and the fans of General Hospital extend our condolences to the family of Michael Nader, and his fellow soap opera community.

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General Hospital News: Andy Cohen Responds To Backlash After ‘Story of Soaps’ Incident

Andy Cohen is under-fire for insensitive comments made during Prime-time special on the entire Soap Opera genre. “The Story of Soaps,” aired on Tuesday night with Andy Cohen as an interviewee.
Cohen recently took to Twitter to respond to backlash he is receiving from Soap Opera actors, crew, and fans alike. In response Cohen states, “I went to the interview as a soap fan prepped to talk soaps, and they asked about reality tv and I answered their questions. Sue me!”

In Tuesday night’s special, Cohen name dropped the legendary Susan Lucci, best known for her role as Erica Kane, in the iconic Daytime Drama, All My Children. Cohen says, “I know (Susan) Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”  
Twitter has been explosive with all the comments from soap fans, angrily tweeted about the utter disrespect for the genre. Fans are calling him the ‘biggest soap villain’ referencing the notorious daytime plots containing token bad guys.
General Hosputal’s Wally Kurth, who plays Ned Ashton and Laura Wright, aka, Carly Corinthos, weighed in on Twitter in a response to Soap Journalist, Carolyn Hinsey.

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.