General Hospital spoilers show fan favorite James Patrick Stuart took to social media today to say that he’s suffered a devastating loss. Stuart, who plays sexy bad boy Valentin Cassadine on GH, lost a very dear friend. The close friend that Stuart is grieving was just 60 when he passed away earlier today leaving the actor saddened and stunned.
General Hospital Star Crushed at Loss
Two-time Emmy winning composer, Glen Roven, is gone. He is a man that James Patrick Stuart describes as “a genius” and his “friend of many years.” Stuart credits Roven for teaching him to love the opera and poetry.
Glen Roven, my dear friend, who wrote so much brilliant music, including the cello solo for my cover of “Book of Love”, passed away suddenly today. I am devastated as is everyone who knew him. He had so much more to do. No words… pic.twitter.com/RXUTPsZpR9
— James Patrick Stuart (@japastu) July 26, 2018
Stuart also shares that he had performed in many of Roven’s shows. One memory that the General Hospital regular shared was how he once asked a favor of Roven. He explains that despite Roven being in the middle of the final rehearsal for a show, he granted that favor.
James Patrick Stuart’s True Friend
Stuart had asked his friend to write a cello solo for his cover of “Book of Love.” Even though Glen Roven was busy with his show, “he wrote it anyway,” Stuart writes. The soap star also shared that “I loved him”.
Now that he’s learned about his friend’s passing, James Patrick Stuart conveyed that he doesn’t know what to do with himself. Soap Dirt joins Soap Opera News in sending the talented actor the deepest condolences on the loss of his dear friend.
GH Star Says Friend Passed Away ‘Suddenly’
This is a rough time for the GH star as he bears the loss of his dear friend who “passed away suddenly today”. Stuart did not elaborate on how his friend Glen Roven died, he just shared that it was sudden.
Stuart is not just known for his soap acting, but also for his sense of humor and musical talent. These are traits Stuart shared with his close friend. Roven appears to have been a very popular man. Glen Roven’s obituary on Opera Wire listed him as a double Emmy winning composer.
Roven was also a lyricist, conductor, pianist, and a producer. The entire staff wishes comfort and healing to the family of Glen Roven and James Patrick Stuart on this loss.