Fans upset that Duke was killed off can take heart that they’ll have a little “ghostly visit” from the guy as Ian Buchanan teased his return to GENERAL HOSPITAL! In a recent Cameo video the actor recorded for a fan named Steve to wish him a happy holiday, he decided to let the guy in on “a little secret.”
“I’m gonna be there on Monday or Tuesday this coming week,” Buchanan revealed. “Just appearing… ghosting. But I don’t think anybody knows it. You may be the first. Well, I knew it, and people there knew it, but I haven’t heard about it anywhere else. So you may want to watch it.”
Buchanan made his debut as Duke Lavery back in June 1986 and played the fan-favorite character right up until his presumed death in 1989. The role was recast for a brief run in 1990 with actor Greg Beecroft, but when the character returned to the canvas after a long absence, Buchanan reprised his role. This run lasted from 2012 until 2015 when Duke once again met a tragic fate. This time, however, his death appears to be permanent.
Duke was assassinated by Carlos working on behalf of Julian, so perhaps his ghost will be appearing to haunt Julian, who is already wracked with guilt after detonating that bomb at the Floating Rib? You’ll just have to tune in to GH to find out!