General Hospital 2nd News January 21, 2024


Port Charles and Beverly Hills, 90210 Actor David Gail Dead At 58

David Gail, who starred in nighttime and daytime soaps died.

General Hospital 2nd News January 21, 2024
David Gail.

David Gail, known to General Hospital fans for his portrayal of Dr. Joe Scanlon on GH spinoff Port Charles, has died. He was 58.

David Gail: In Memoriam

The sister of Gail, Katie Colmenares, shared the sad announcement of her brother’s death and a photo of the two hugging. “There’s barely been even a day in my life when you were not with me by my side always my wingman,” Colmenares wrote, “always my best friend ready to face anything and anyone w me the bears will never be the same but I will hold you so tight every day in my heart you gorgeous loving amazing fierce human being missing you every second of every day forever there will never be another.”

“David was a nice human being. A person I wish I could talk to more often,” told director of film David Ferriero. “He was full of life and amazing stories. I am thankful for the opportunity to meet him. I am deeply saddened by your loss as well as the loss of the entire world. He was a blessing to all of us.”

“We were so happy to have David so deeply. David was among the nice guys that we have met,” posted Sheri Sussman of Spiral Gate Productions. ” Sending all my love to your family and friends and am devastated that he wasn’t the most trustworthy, caring friend. I am already missing him. 

“Beautiful words about David,” posted Pamela AKA Sporty Speaks in the comments section. “Sorry that you lost your brother. You were a wonderful brother. His life was full of joy and laughter. I will cherish my time with him. I am sending love to your family!”

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There is no cause of death that has been identified. Gail was the replacement for Michael Dietz in the role of Joe Scanlon, a caring doctor at Genera Hospital. It was the death of Jay Pickett played Joe’s brother, Frank Scanlon. Joe was a devoted doctor who split up with his partner Karen (Marie Wilson) after being charged with being sexually addicted. Joe was cleared, and Joe and Karen became friends, but they were exiled before they were romantically engaged again. Joe was one of the show’s initial GH interns, who made their debut in Port Charles. Seven of the original young doctors died tragically, but Joe was not one of them. Joe.

Port Charles the original Cast members Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, GH) and Kin Shriner (Scotty) wrote tributes to Gail. “So saddened to learn of the passing of my former cast mate David Gail,” Lindstrom posted on Instagram. “He was a nice guy and a joy to spend time with, and I’ve always believed he was a true talent. Sincere condolences to all of his loved family members. Rest in Peace. Flight of Angels.”

Shriner said: “RIP to my old friend David Gail, he was enjoyable to hang out with and we had a blast at the Bahamas diving and David was a nice man!

Other credits for Gail also include Robin’s Hoods, Savannah (as Dean Collins), ER as well as JAG. He was also Stuart Carson opposite Shannen Doherty’s Brenda in the TV show Beverly Hills, 90210. The actor’s last recorded credits included an online game released in the year the year 2019 that was titled Blacksad Under the Skin. SoapsSpoiler.Com extends our sincere condolences for Gail’s loved one’s family, friends, and followers during this traumatic time.


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