Former General Hospital head writer and Ryan’s Hope creator Claire Labine has passed away.
Michele Val Jean, once a GH writer who worked with Labine and now writes for The Bold and the Beautiful, posted the sad news on Twitter Friday evening.
As if this week couldn’t get any worse. I’m heartbroken. Rest in power, Claire Labine. I’ll always carry what you gave me with gratitude.
— Michele Val Jean (@MicheleValJean) November 11, 2016
Labine wrote for General Hospital during the 1990s and was known for penning the heartbreaking story in which Maxie received her cousin BJ’s heart after the little girl was killed in a school bus accident.
Labine also created and wrote for the beloved ABC soap, Ryan’s Hope, based on an Irish-American family in New York City.
The scribe penned several other classic soaps, including One Life to Live, Guiding Light, Where The Heart Is, and Love Of Life.
According to sources, Labine died on Tuesday, although the cause of death is unknown.