Former “General Hospital” and “Dallas” television soap opera John Reilly has died, his daughter said on Sunday.
Reilly was 84, according to his IMDb profile.
The handsome, dimple-chinned actor landed a recurring role on the hit nighttime drama “Dallas” in the early 1980s before making his way into ABC’s most popular daytime series “General Hospital” as a singer. retired spy Sean Donely.
He was so popular at one point that independent star character actor John C. Reilly had to add his middle initial initial to his name to be separately identified, director Judd Apatow once tweeted.
“The brightest light in the world has gone out. Imagine the best person in the world. Now imagine that person being your father, ” John Reilly’s daughter Caitlin Reilly wrote on Instagram on Sunday – alongside a photo of her father hugging her as a little girl.
“I’m so grateful he’s mine,” she added of John Reilly.
“I’m so thankful that I was able to love him. I’m so grateful that I managed to hold him and say goodbye to him. Honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I know he will be with me. I love you forever daddy.