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Charles Keating, Soap Opera Star, Dies at 72

Daytime Emmy winner Charles Keating, who played the villainous Carl Hutchins on NBC soap “Another World” from 1991-99, has died. He was 72.

Alice Coppola, who played Lorna on “Another World,” tweeted about Keating’s death on Saturday, calling him her “very first acting teacher.”

https://twitter.com/alicia_coppola/status/498136070400143360

Cause of death has yet to be revealed.

The classically trained actor received four Daytime Emmy nominations and nabbed the gold in 1996 for outstanding lead actor for his work as Hutchins. Keating was also known in the daytime world for stints on “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.”

The British-born thesp was a stage actor before moving to TV, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon. His first TV appearances include “Life and Death of Penelope,” “Crown Court” and “Brideshead Revisited.”

The soap opera vet was nominated for a Tony in 1986 for appearing in the revival of “Loot.”

Non-soap television credits include “Xena,” “Alias,” “The Equalizer” and “Sex and the City.” His movie credits including “Awakenings” in 1990 and “The Bodyguard” in 1992.

Mark Pinter, a “Another World” alum, paid tribute to Keating on Facebook.

Watch Keating receive his Daytime Emmy below:

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