ABC

GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Robert Palmer Watkins Mourns the Death of His Grandfather

Tags:

Please join us in sending love to GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), who is mourning the death of his beloved grandfather, who was affectionately known as “Paw Paw” in the family. “You will be missed, Paw Paw,” Watkins posted to Instagram. “You have been an amazing influence in my life and always treated people fairly. I’ve always looked up to you.”

View this post on Instagram

You will be missed Paw Paw. You have been an amazing influence in my life and always treated people fairly. I’ve always looked up to you. Hard to believe I’ve lost both my Grandad’s this past year. It really puts things into perspective. The time we have here is limited. Thank you for your lessons, the tire park, the golf excursions, the diet cokes, the horse races, the summer vacations, and the laughter. Thank you for watching every episode of GH just to see if I would be on. That meant so much to me. Glad to know we all got to talk with you in the last couple of weeks. Be with Grandmom. Love you Paw Paw. Hope we make you proud. #theman #legend #pawpaw 🙏🏻🤘🏻❤️

A post shared by robertpalmerwatkins (@robertpalmerwatkins) on

Sadly, Watkins also lost his other grandpa nearly one year ago at Christmastime, 2016. “Hard to believe I’ve lost both my granddads this past year,” he mused. “It really puts things into perspective. The time we have here is limited.”

The young actor also admitted that he’ll always be grateful for the gifts that his “Paw Paw” gave him over the years as he grew up and became a man. “Thank you for your lessons,” Watkins wrote, “the tire park, the golf excursions, the Diet Cokes, the horse races, the summer vacations, and the laughter. Thank you for watching every episode of GH just to see if I would be on. That meant so much to me.

“Glad to know we all got to talk with you in the last couple weeks,” he concluded. “Be with Grandmom. Love you, Paw Paw. Hope we make you proud.”

Our thoughts are with Watkins and his entire family during this difficult time. For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

Love GH? Be sure to join our We Love General Hospital Facebook group to chat about all the latest storylines and juicy gossip!

More from ABC Soaps In Depth

Meghan Markle Started Her Acting Career on GH — See the Video!

Rebecca Herbst Reminisces About 20 Years on GH With Tons of Classic Photos

Kelly Monaco Opens up About Suffering From Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.