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A Special Tribute to Soap Star Jerry verDorn

The daytime community lost another one of its leaders when Jerry verDorn passed away on May 1 after a months-long battle with cancer. The beloved actor spent 25 years bringing popular GUIDING LIGHT attorney Ross Marler to life before assuming the role of ONE LIFE TO LIVE patriarch Clint Buchanan for the last eight years of the ABC sudser’s run.

The 72-year-old actor leaves behind his wife, Beth, two sons, and three young grandchildren. But verDorn also left a lasting impression on many of his colleagues during his three decades in daytime television. In the hours after news spread of verDorn’s death, many of his friends and co-workers from both GL and OLTL shared touching tributes to the kindhearted gentleman on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To read some of the heartfelt messages they shared, please scroll through the gallery below.

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