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After more than 35 years playing Luke Spencer on ABC's General Hospital, Anthony Gearyfilmed his last scene on the soap this week.

During his teary goodbye with the cast and crew, Geary's co-star Genie Francis, who plays Luke's wife Laura, called working with him "the best acting partnership I've ever known," Entertainment Weekly reports. Francis also thanked Geary for sending her flowers after they filmed a rape scene together in 1979, according to EW.

Geary joined General Hospital in 1978. His final episode will air later this summer. "They've done a wonderful job of wrapping up the character," Geary told EW. "This seems like the ideal time to go."

Anthony Geary announces he's leaving General Hospital

Several of Geary's co-stars, including Maurice Benard and Laura Wright, shared tributes to the actor on social media. Check out some of them below:

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