General Hospital Cast News and Rumors: Duke Lavery Killed Off in Plot Twist – Ian Buchanan Leaving GH?

General Hospital Cast News and Rumors: Duke Lavery Killed Off in Plot Twist - Ian Buchanan Leaving GH?

Is General Hospital’s Ian Buchanan [who plays Duke Lavery] exiting the show? According to Soap Opera Digest, TV Guide’s Michael Logan is reporting that Buchanan is indeed exiting his long running stint on General Hospital, even though the details surrounding his exit still aren’t very clear.

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He posted, “SO WRONG I’m hearing Ian Buchanan out at #GH in dire plot twist. ABC PR says, “No comment.” Fantastic actor. Legacy character. Poor decision.” Well, ABC PR would say ‘no comment’ until the studio and network decided to go public with the news, which they clearly haven’t yet. However, this marks yet another soap star getting fired or let go on a last minute notice, which is clearly a result of the shows going in a different creative direction.

Perhaps they felt that Ian’s character had outlived his usefulness on General Hospital, perhaps there were salary disputes – whatever it is, Ian Buchanan’s Duke Lavery will probably meet a fiery end on General Hospital… that, or he’ll leave the city in an emotional good-bye, never to be seen again [until his character gets re-cast a few months or even years down the line].

What do you guys think about Ian Buchanan leaving General Hospital? Are you as upset as I am?  Do you think Duke will be killed as a result of a mob war?

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  1. Debbie Shorter says

    i would rather he just leave for a while. I thought him and Lucy was starting to look great together. He does not need to die!!

    1. Annemarie LeBlanc says

      I totally agree – I am going to be so mad if they do this 🙁

    2. Claudia Kurzyna says

      I like him with Lucy. It would be a mistake for Ian to go. He has been a part of GH for many years.

  2. Shelley Turner says

    Nooooooooooooooooo! He is so dashing and debonnaire! A true gentlemen!!

  3. Pat says

    Wow again, I hope they don’t kill him off again b/c they will bring the character back, tired of writers killing characters off and bringing them back over and over again. I hope this is just a rumor.

  4. Dina says

    Killing Duke off is a HUGE mistake!! We appreciate daytime vets, especially one as dashing as Ian Buchannan. He is part of the show’s history-its legacy. We are tired of new characters, we want seasoned veterans! This is a sure way to lose viewers!!! STOP THE MADNESS!

  5. Dina says

    If the fans can scream loudly enough to keep Elizabeth on, we can scream loudly enough to keep Duke and Lucy on, too!

    1. Annemarie LeBlanc says

      I agree I so want Duke and Lucy to stay!

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