Before news of Steve Burton‘s return to “General Hospital” became official, rumors began to swirl that Jason Thompson might soon be leaving “The Young and the Restless” and his role as Billy Abbott, and possibly be heading back to Port Charles as Dr. Patrick Drake. But not so fast!
When news first hit the web in August 2012 of Duke Lavery being very much alive on ABC’s “General Hospital,” it not only became a trending topic in the United States on Twitter, but also worldwide. Nearly three years later, it looks like the character will be heading back to the grave as portrayer Ian Buchanan is said to have recently learned that the writers have plans to off the character once more. It would be a huge mistake on their part as it would defeat the entire purpose of resurrecting the character in the first place.
Daytime Confidential is reporting that ABC’s “General Hospital” and Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) may part ways as the show has been unable to broker a new deal with the actor.