Why Did They Kill Oscar on General Hospital?

General Hospital fans want to know why did GH kill off Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt). After all, it seems unnecessary to kill off a teenager. He’s a good kid that never got into any trouble, so why? Viewers also want to know where is Oscar going – more specifically, what’s next for Garren Stitt? Here are the answers you need.

Why Did Oscar Nero Leave GH?

Signs point to General Hospital writers planning from the get-go to kill Oscar Nero. He was brought in to be Drew Cain’s (Billy Miller) son. But the show also knew that Garren had another hit show as well as a blossoming music career. So, it seems likely that he didn’t have time to commit to a long-term role on the show beyond this one dramatic story arc that lasted nearly two years.

GH hired the young actor to play Oscar Nero when he already had a prominent role on Andi Mack on the Disney channel. Plus, the talented teen has a busy career as an up-and-coming singer. He performs under the name Garren Lake when he sings. You can see below that the actor is already breaking away from his soap look and is rocking white-blond hair now.

General Hospital: Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt)

Who Plays Oscar Nero on GH?

While General Hospital said goodbye to Oscar Nero this week, the actor said hello to the Emmy Awards. The Daytime Emmys are Sunday, May 5. Garren Stitt is nominated for Best Young Actor and is up against scene partner William Lipton (AKA Cameron Spencer), Lucas Adams (Days of Our Lives – Tripp Dalton), Kyler Pettis (Days of Our Lives – Theo Carver), and Zach Tinker (Young and the Restless – Fenmore Baldwin).

In addition to his work on GH, Garren Stitt attends Taft Charter High School in Los Angeles. He’s been acting since 2011 starting with small roles on TV series and short films. Then, he stepped into feature films with roles in Bukowski and Love Triangle. His first TV series was Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. But the ABC soap was his big break as Oscar Nero which he landed in Summer 2017.

More to Come for Oscar on General Hospital

Some fans thought that Oscar Nero might get a miracle reprieve on GH since he had spoilers through mid-May. However, now it seems that Oscar left behind a video message for his loved ones. This will send them off on a mini-adventure in his honor. Plus, Oscar’s memory will also be honored at the Nurse’s Ball which kicks off Friday, May 17. You can bet his mom Kim Nero (Tamara Braun) and dad Drew will fall apart.

General Hospital spoilers say that the song Oscar Nero wrote with Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) should be a showstopper at the big annual event. Also, the song “Get Back Home” by Chris Arena, that played during Oscar’s death scene is trending on iTunes. So, fans have two tunes to look forward to while mourning Oscar’s untimely death.

So, in answer to the question of “why did GH kill Oscar?” the answer is, because it’s good soapy TV drama. Deaths are always traumatic, but when it’s a young person, it’s doubly sad. Plus, losing Oscar opens the door for more drama with his parents, his friends Josslyn and Cameron, and many others. Watch ABC daily. There are more tears to come for Oscar Nero’s death.

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Kelly Joyner

Writing is my passion and so are soaps. Working for Soap Dirt brings all my interests together. I'm a 10+ plus General Hospital fan and enjoy B&B, Y&R, Days and many reality shows including Big Brother, American Ninja Warrior, Survivor, and more!