Anthony Geary Says Goodbye to 'General Hospital'

Geary and his co-stars reflect on his playing Luke Spencer for the past 37 years on the hit soap opera.
2:22 | 07/23/15

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playing the same character on one of television's most beloved soap operas, stepping off the set is bound to stir up soap opera-level emotions. Tonight, actor Anthony Geary, also known as "General hospital's" Luke Spencer, tells aditi Roy about the show that won him eight Emmy awards and regions of fans. Reporter: That's a wrap for one of soap opera's most famous leading men. After 37 years on set, actor Anthony Geary is leaving "General hospital." I'm going to have to find out where I'm going on my own. Reporter: And leaving behind Luke Spencer. He was not created to be a heroic character. He was created to be an anti-hero. I killed my father! Reporter: The brash and sassy Luke -- Good morning, beautiful! Reporter: Winning Geary a record eight daytime Emmy awards. Luke? I love you. Reporter: Perhaps most well known for being one half of the season super couple Luke and laura. What was special about Luke and laura? The relationship between Luke and laura was always very real. Reporter: Their lavish on-screen wedding in 1981, 30 million people tuning in. The highest audience in daytime television history. But their epic romance begins in a disturbing place when a young Luke sexually assaults laura. Do you think that would fly today? Not the way it was initially sold. I don't think so. Why did their relationship end? If you look at the way it started it was fated to end badly in itself. You can't just have them go off into the sunset together. Reporter: Now just in time to see him off, Jeannie Francis returning to the series as laura. I don't regret our life together. Not for an instant. Reporter: Geary's current on-screen love interest is Tracy quartermain played by Jane Elliot. I was the lucky one. Tracy can't see her life without him, Jane can't see her life without him. Reporter: Geary is looking to his next chapter, moving to Amsterdam full-time. Life without Luke perhaps his greatest challenge yet. Act 3, curtain up, and I'm there, center stage. Reporter: For "Ni heather: A little boy in a coma.

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