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Archive for February 10th, 2009

Asa. Asa. Asa

I’m more than sorry to be doing this again so quickly… but I adored Philip Carey, and I can’t let the news of his passing go unnoticed. 

Philip Carey, best known as Asa Buchanan on One Life to Live dies.

He did mean with the best of villains.

 

(above: Asa, Clint and Bo 1980’s)

 

Cowboy Carey with Peter Graves

  One of just many Cowboys Philip Carey Played.

Maybe it was because he stood 6’4″ that he impressed me long before he became Asa Buchanan.  He was a big cowboy!   And handsome to boot!  Add to the mix that he had a fairly distinctive voice.     Sadly we won’t be seeing or hearing him anymore, except in reruns now.

I can’t believe he’s gone, though I knew he had lung cancer and knew why he had left the soap opera, he just seems indestructible. 

While searching some photo’s of him I came across the picture above of him when he first joined One life to Live and I discovered that Clint Ritchie, who played Clint Buchanan had also passed away this past January 31 of a heart attack.  (He was  70 yrs old)

So that makes us reach the magical number 3 that seems to happen with both deaths and bad news.  Here’s hoping there are no more for some time to come.

Here’s a good link to a report on Philip Carey’s career and death.

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