Susan Brown, 'General Hospital' Star, Dies at 86

Susan Brown

“It’s a very sad day in Port Charles,” Frank Valentini, the executive producer of the long-running soap, tweeted Saturday morning.

Susan Brown, best known for her role as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin on General Hospital, has died, Frank Valentini, executive producer of the daytime soap, confirmed Friday. She was 86.

“It’s a very sad day in Port Charles as the wonderful Susan Brown (“Gail Baldwin”) passed away today,” Valentini tweeted. “My sincerest condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman.”

Kin Shriner — who played Dr. Baldwin’s stepson Scotty on General Hospital — also paid tribute to the actress on Twitter, calling Brown one of his “best friends.” “Sad to say one of my best friends and costars Susan Brown passed away today,” he wrote. “R.I.P. Susan I will miss all our laughs”

“She was so very special, on set and in friendship,” General Hospital alum Jackie Zeman also tweeted. “I remember all the good times we shared on our lunch breaks and at at her amazing dinner parties at her beautiful home. RIP Susan + God Bless.”

Brown first joined the soap opera in 1977; she went on to earn a Daytime Emmy nod two years later. Though first exiting General Hospital, the actress made recurring appearances on the soap’s spinoff, Port Charles. Brown then made her final appearance during a 2004 episode dedicated to honoring the passing of Anna Lee, who played Lila Quartermaine on the daytime program. 

Brown also appeared on As the World Turns and Santa Barbara. Her most recent primetime role was on a 2004 episode of Frasier