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GENERAL HOSPITAL Alum Rick Springfield’s Mother Has Died


Our thoughts are with actor, musician, and daytime alum Rick Springfield (ex-Noah, GENERAL HOSPITAL) who has sadly reported the death of his mother, Eileen Louise Springthorpe.

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“My mum in Australia has passed away while facing the blue spruce that Dad planted in the yard,” Springfield shared on Twitter.

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Springfield’s father, Norman, passed away three decades ago, as he noted in a Twitter post from April 24. “35 years ago my dad left us for the great unknown,” he wrote. “It can still hurt and also empower me.”

Last year, Springfield shared a photo of his mom and wrote, “My 95 year old mum. Good genetics and a deep, caring spirit.”

Springfield’s friend, Doug Davidson (Paul, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) expressed his condolences. “A hole in our hearts,” he tweeted. “God bless her soul. She was an incredible human being. She was the greatest! From the greatest generation.”

In lieu of flowers, the actor has requested that fans instead donate to the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation, a non-profit organization based in California that works to fight animal cruelty and find loving homes for rescued animals.

Take a look at Springfield’s history on GH in our special gallery below featuring flashback pics of his stint in the ‘80s as well as his return to Port Charles in 2012.

For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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