William Wintersole, 'General Hospital' and Y&R Star, Dies at 88 from Cancer Complications

It's a sad day in Hollywood as it mourns one of its veterans, William Wintersole, who died at the age of 88, from cancer, at his Los Angeles home.

William Wintersole passed away on Tuesday morning, from cancer-related complications at his home in Los Angeles. His daughter, Tiffany Harmon, shared the news on Facebook, with several photos of his life.

It showed the actor in the hospital, with one of the snaps showing his daughter as she leaned down to kiss the deceased on the forehead. She wrote as a tribute,

"Early Tuesday morning, my father, [William] Wintersole, passed. My bond with him was strong."

Harmon continued,

"His heart was pure; he spoke to me with his facial expressions, and his gift was communication with anybody, anywhere, anytime."

The bereaved daughter described her father as a legend, an entertainer, and her beautiful daddy. She noted that his collective consciousness as he rises above would protect her and the fans who loved him.

Harmon takes consolation in the knowledge that she did all she could for Wintersole, but acknowledges that she misses him. The 88-year-old actor came into the world in 1930. He began acting in the '60s and rose to prominence with his roles on "The Young and the Restless" and "General Hospital."

The Ohio native starred in the TYTR for over two decades, from '86 to 2011, and portrayed "Micthell Sherman." He starred mostly on television, and has credits in "Bonanza," "Little House on the Prairie," "Star Trek," and "I Dream of Jeannie."

In his 60-year career, the actor also appeared on radio and few films like "The Day the Bubble Burst" and "And the Band Played On." Wintersole is survived by Harmon, his second daughter, Katherine Ramsey, and life partner, Marlene Silverstein.

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