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Old 05-16-2008, 04:03 PM
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Dear Readers,
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of the magnificent Beverlee McKinsey, who played AW's Iris from 1972-80 and GL's Alex from 1984-92. McKinsey was 72, and died of complications from a kidney transplant she received ten years ago. Her son Scott, a director at GH, was kind enough to send a beautiful personal note to pass along to his mother's fans and I'd like to share it with you:

I'm grateful for so many things about my mom. Mostly I'm grateful that she lived next door to me and was able to enjoy the first three years of her grandson, Marley's life. I'm grateful that she was able to retire at a young age in order to enjoy the rest of her years relaxing, traveling and not having to learn 5 scripts over a weekend. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her so that I could witness up close what a great performer she was. I am grateful to have built my own career on her shoulders. I have felt the love from her compatriots who opened their arms to me because they admired her so much. Mostly I am grateful to her for being my best friend as well as my mom. She and I were able to enjoy laughter together for as long as I can remember. You can't ask for more than that.
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