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Soap Actor Geoffrey Scott Dead at 79

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Veteran actor Geoffrey Scott has died on Feb. 23 at the age of 79. He passed away from Parkinson’s disease just after midnight on the day after his birthday in Broomfield, CO, his wife, Cheri Catherine Scott, told the Hollywood Reporter.

Although perhaps best known for playing Mark Jennings on the primetime sudser DYNASTY (Alexis brought him to Denver to cause trouble when she learned that his divorce from Krystal wasn’t legal), Scott also appeared in daytime soaps. In 1970, he portrayed Sky Rumson in the cult classic DARK SHADOWS, appeared on GENERAL HOSPITAL as David McAllister in 1989, and was Billy Lewis on GUIDING LIGHT in 1994.

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Alexis hoped to use Krystal’s first husband to destroy her life.Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives

During his career, Scott starred in the primetime series THE SECRET EMPIRE, RAMBLIN’ MAN, and 1st & TEN. He also made guest appearances on shows like KOJAK, DALLAS, FANTASY ISLAND, NIGHT COURT, WEBSTER, and MURDER, SHE WROTE. In addition, the handsome actor could be seen in numerous television commercials for Marlboro, Old Spice, Camel, Maxwell House, and more. His final role before retiring was as the president in the 2003 Marvel comics superhero movie, Hulk.

Scott retired after nearly five decades in Hollywood to move to Colorado with his family. He is survived by his wife and their twin sons, Christopher and Matthew. Our thoughts are with them and all of Scott’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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