General Hospital (GH) star Robert Palmer Watkins had to face two tragedies in one year, as he’s lost both his grandfathers.
The man he called “Paw Paw” recently passed, and Watkins posted a heartfelt and heartbreaking tribute on Instagram, with a photo of him and another family member celebrating a birthday with his grandfather.
Watkins thanks him for always watching GH just to see if he’d spot him, and for all the laughter, vacations, and Diet Coke a young man could want. You can see the entire tribute below.
While Watkins was let go from his GH contract, fans hope to see him again soon as Dillon was never officially written off the show.
Soap Hub sends condolences to the actor and his family during this sad time.
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You will be missed Paw Paw. You have been an amazing influence in my life and always treated people fairly. I’ve always looked up to you. Hard to believe I’ve lost both my Grandad’s this past year. It really puts things into perspective. The time we have here is limited. Thank you for your lessons, the tire park, the golf excursions, the diet cokes, the horse races, the summer vacations, and the laughter. Thank you for watching every episode of GH just to see if I would be on. That meant so much to me. Glad to know we all got to talk with you in the last couple of weeks. Be with Grandmom. Love you Paw Paw. Hope we make you proud. #theman #legend #pawpaw ????????????????❤️