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General Hospital Michael Easton Held One Life To Live Costar Kamar De los Reyes’ Hand When He Passed

General Hospital News: Michael Easton Held One Life To Live Costar Kamar De los Reyes' Hand When He PassedGeneral Hospital (GH) news reveals a heartbreaking speech from Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) about his friend and former One Life to Live costar Kamar de los Reyes.

De los Reyes died at age 56 on Dec. 24, 2023 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was a fan favorite on OLTL where he played Antonio Vega.

Easton paid tribute to de los Reyes at the May 16 Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up to Cancer – We All Have a Story live stream event.

General Hospital spoilers – Michael Easton’s Tribute

Easton shared a poignant memory of his friend, saying “I was holding his hand when he passed, and he was surrounded by family and friends. There was so much love around him. I mean, he touched so many lives.”

The former daytime star was memorialized in the “biggest room at Forest Lawn [in Los Angeles]” and it was standing room only.

Easton noted that “people stretched out all the way to outside. People showed that hadn’t seen him in 20 years.”

He said that OLTL cast members and cast from All American, the TV series de los Reyes starred in as Coach Montes from 2022 until his death, packed the room.

GH spoilers – Michael Easton Pays Tribute To Kamar De los Reyes

OLTL had a 21-year run, 1968 through 2013. De los Reyes starred as Antonio Vega from 1995 to 2009, and Easton played John McBain from 1999 until 2012.

Their friendship came about during their star turns on the 1990 thriller Coldfire. Easton also revealed that de los Reyes was working two weeks before his death, and would believed in “healing” instead of being sick.

Easton recalled “He was fierce to the end. He never talked about being sick. Even though the odds were stacked from the very beginning, and it’s still really hard for me to talk about, but I was in awe of his strength and his resolve. I would’ve shut down long before he did.”

De los Rios was the best man at Easton’s wedding and Easton to the actor’s son Michael.

Remembering his best friend, Easton went on, “There hasn’t been a day gone by that I haven’t thought of him and his family and what he brought to this world, and the contributions he made, not only to this acting community.”

General Hospital Spoilers – Michael Easton Played John McBain On OLTL

Easton recalled that “It was a 30-year friendship with Kamar. We did our first movie together in 1990. I was scared and I was quiet, and I was instantly drawn to his bravado and his sense of himself. Kamar was larger than life.”

De los Reyes is survived by his wife, actress Sherri Saum, and his sons, Caylen from a previous relationship, and twins Michael and John, whom he shared with Saum.

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