General Hospital News: Jay Pickett, Former GH And Port Charles Star Dies At Age 60

It brings much sadness to announce this General Hospital news regarding the death of a former Port Charles and General Hospital star.

Port Charles was an ABC Network’s spinoff of the 1963 Daytime drama, General Hospital. Port Charles began in June or 1997, and had a six year run, ending in October of 2003.

General Hospital news reports confirm Jay Pickett, who played Frank Scanlon on PC has passed away at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Elena, daughters Maegan and Michaela, and son, Tyler.

Picketts TV big brother, Joe Scanlon, and real life friend, Michael Dietz, took to Facebook to give his condolences and reminisce on his friendship with Pickett, which began on the set of Port Charles. Dietz writes, “My greatest friend has sadly left this world,” he continued, “We met when we were cast as brothers on PORT CHARLES many, many years ago. He played my big brother on TV but that carried over into real life and an amazing friendship that was one of a kind. He was an incredible husband, father, friend, and godfather to my daughter. Everyone that knew him loved him. I love you, Jay. Keep smiling my friend. All my love to his family, who truly became our family as well. You will be forever missed.”

General Hospital spoilers and news reveal Jay Pickett also stepped on for Ted King in the role of Lorenzo Alcazar on GH.

General Hospital Blog gives our condolences to Jay and his family and loved ones during this time. Our thought and prayers are with his family.

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General Hospital Spoilers: Maurice Ad Libs As Alcazar Inquires About Sonny And Mike

If you follow General Hospital’s, Maurice Benard on social media, you’re well aware of his humor and desire to keep smiles on the faces of his fans.

In a recent but expired Instagram story, Maurice Benard’s humor shone through as he as libbed a scene from the syndicated CW series, Charmed. The scene starring Shannen Doherty and General Hospital’s Ted King (Lorenzo/Luis Alcazar) fit perfectly with Benard’s hilarious fictional story using a voice over convey his message to GH fans.

General Hospital news and spoilers revealed Maurice Benard’s thoughts on playing Mike currently as opposed to the iconic mob boss, Sonny Corinthos. He mentioned how he enjoyed the change of pace as Mike, but assured fans that Sonny would be back soon.

In the video below of the expired IG sorry, Benard uses his voice to Ted King’s scene, asking the women (Doherty) all about Sonny and Mike.

General Hospital spoilers and previews disclose Sonny will make his way home to his wife Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright), and family very soon as things with Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) gets complicate over in Nixon Falls.

Here’s to hoping Sonny will soon leave his Mike persona behind and return to his roots. He’s much needed in Port Charles as Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is making life dangerous for the entire town.

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Ted King Ready to Return to General Hospital

Lorenzo Alcazar helped Carly deliver baby Morgan when she went into labor. But he wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. He was bad. Very bad. His twin brother, Luis was even worse. In 2002 Luis Alcazar came to Port Charles with one main goal, to be responsible for the demise of Sonny Corinthos.

Luis Alcazar has a laundry list of criminal offenses which include but aren’t limited to the following: Keeping the beautiful Brenda Barrett captive for about 4 years, convincing her that she was mentally ill. All the while he was drugging her. He caused the death of Alexis’ sister Kristina by blowing up Sonny’s house. Alcazar also tried to kill Zander Smith when he threw him overboard… There are many more heinous crimes where those came from which ultimately led to his death. Alexis killed Luis in self defense by pushing him off a balcony.

In 2003, Ted King returned to GH as Luis’ brother, Lorenzo Alcazar. He played this role until 2007 and left quite a mark throughout his time in Port Charles. Lorenzo was a lot like his brother when it came to his reason to be in Port Charles. He wanted to take Sonny down and would stop at nothing until that happened. Lorenzo was responsible for kidnapping Sonny, sleeping with Carly, kidnapped Spinelli and Lulu and ordered a hit on them, kidnapped Sonny’s sister, Courtney, and the list goes on…

General Hospital spoilers reveal that Ted King tells sources that he is ready to return to General Hospital. After accepting a role on One Life to Live as Tea Delgado’s brother, Tomas, the show was prematurely canceled and Ted King was out of a job. On coming back to GH as Alcazar, King tells a source, “There’s a lot to work out logistically. They teased the audience about a year ago with bringing him on, but that’s up to Head Writer, Ron Carlivati and Executive Producer, Frank Valentini. I certainly know that those guys are creative enough to figure it out.”

Could Lorenzo come back to Port Charles after being shot and killed by Sonny’s hit-man Jason Morgan in 2007? Stranger things have happened in this town. Would you like to see Ted King return to General Hospital, bringing his character Lorenzo Alcazar back to Port Charles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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Laura Wright Celebrates 9 Years with General Hospital!

The character of Carly Corinthos Jacks (Caroline Benson) is nothing short of legendary. The daughter of Port Charles vet, Bobbie Spencer, Carly first came to the scene in 1996 when she was portrayed by the talented actress, Sarah Joy Brown until 2001. When Brown left General Hospital to pursue other projects, the lovely Tamara Braun took over the role and stole our hearts until 2005. Jennifer Bransford briefly stepped in to the role just before Laura Wright took over as Carly in 2005.
Carly has been linked to many love interests including Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), Jason Quartermaine/Morgan (Steve Burton/Billy Miller), Lorenzo Alcazar (Ted King), Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher), and Robert Frank/Franco (Roger Howarth). Most fans agree that Carly’s relationship with Sonny is one for the books as Carly and Sonny aka CarSon has been named a Daytime Super couple throughout the years.

Today the wonderfully talented Laura Wright celebrates 9 years of being with General Hospital. Time sure does fly, as it seems like yesterday we saw Laura debut as Carly in the “train wreck” episode.

Check out Laura’s 9 year announcement on her Instagram! 

Take a look back at Laura’s first scene, November, 4th, 2005.

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.