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Two Real Life Deaths Hit One Life To Live

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A double tragedy has hit ABC's long running soap One Life to Live.

On January 31st, the show lost actor Clint Ritchie, who played the role of Clint Buchanan for twenty years on the show. Ritchie last appeared as a Buchanan in 2004.

He was 70-years old and died in California after a brief illness.

And, then, just this past Friday, OLTL lost another cast member, Phil Carey, who died from lung cancer-related complications.

Carey was 83-years old.

He played the role of Asa Buchanan and was Clint's on-screen father.

Sad, sad.

[Clint Ritchie image (left) via AP Photo. Phil Carey image (right) via WENN.]

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34 comments to “Two Real Life Deaths Hit One Life To Live

  1. 1

    oh no

  2. 2

    SO what's the friggin secret?! Come on already!!

  3. 3

    Any guesses? TV show? Own booze endorsement?

  4. 4


  5. 5

    Don't hollywood deaths come in threes?

  6. 6

    I am a fan of the show. Both of these men were great! Asa was the grandpa of all day time soaps.

    Asa & Clint

  7. 7

    ASA was the shit!

  8. 8

    so sad, i grew up watching them on one life to live

  9. 9

    Just tell us already! I'm a HUGE Britney fan and I HAVE to know what YOU have to do with my girl BRIT! You better not be apart of her concert, you're a hater!

  10. 10

    I KNOW THAT THE SECRET HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH BRITNEY SPEARS. i figured that out after the first two clues. because "all eyes on me" is from circus, "center of attention" is from gimme more, "i did it again" is from oops i did it again, and "i took a sip from my devil cup" is from toxic. I just wonder what he has to do with britney? is he involved with the concert or music video in some way?

  11. toren says – reply to this


    ok perez, we understand you are hinting about Britney..now elaborate.

  12. toren says – reply to this



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  14. 14

    Ok clearly your secret has something to do with Britney Spears…
    I swear if you're in her new video… bah.

  15. 15

    Aww, that's sad. I've been watching OLTL since I was a kid!

  16. 16

    awful so sad i've been watching for 15 yrs

  17. 17

    Wow. Clint played Asa's son since the 70s or early 80s and they BOTH died? Wow. I'm going to miss them. I loved them on the show. they were major players for many years. And the guy who played ASA was definitely a major character.

  18. 18

    Re: M*I*A*R – fuck yea

  19. 19

    Every post has been lyrics from a Britney singles. I think it has something to do with the "If U Seek Amy" music video, saldly. Fricken LAME! Brit can do better than Perez. =[

  20. 20

    woah. r.i.p.

  21. 21

    Soap opera lovers are saddened by the loss of these two great soap superstars. They were magnificent and One Life to Live is not the same show without them. Rest in Peace.

  22. 22

    Aww… my mom loves OLTL and those two characters. :-(

    Perez, just tell us your secret already, we all know it has something to do with Britney!!

  23. 23

    Oh, no! That is my show. Please do something on Michael Easton who is a lost
    Baldwin brother. He is a great writer and poet.

    My heart goes out to the entire One Life To Live Family! I have enjoyed
    these taleted actors. Oh, what a loss!

  24. 24

    sad, yet your grammar is shitty!

  25. 25

    So sad. I have been a big fan of OLTL & GH since I was 5 when I had no choice but to watch it. As I grew up, I couldn't miss it. I tape them everyday and catch up when I can. I will miss the small cameo's Asa was doing since his death on the show. His character was awesome! I did not realize the original Clint was only 13 years younger than Asa in real life. RIP

  26. 26

    i grew up watching this show with my mom. i was so upset when asa died on the show. i was so hoping that he would come back. they both were great actors. they were on a level no one else could reach. r.i.p.

  27. 27

    NO!!!!! :( :( :( :( :(

  28. 28

    OLTL will never be the same. Asa was one of my main reasons for watching. Sad to hear about the orginal clint as well. RIP

  29. 29

    Awwww, this is so tragic! Two men who were father and son on the show who worked together for so long died within a week or so? Wow! The show has to feel just awful!

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  31. 31

    That's sad. I remember watching them when I was a kid, with my mom. She always had a little crush on Phil Carey. RIP guys.

  32. 32

    Phil Carey was amazing, he stayed on until the bitter end. It was great how they killed his character off, yet still have him do cameos until the end. They will both be missed. God Bless.

  33. 33

    How said. I've watched OLTL forever. Asa was one of those characters you loved to hate.

  34. 34

    I herd about this but didn't believe it. I guess it's true…Damn!