When I was a kid, the only soap opera I regularly kept up with was One Life to Live. I recorded that shit on VHS tapes and watched it when I got home from school. That’s dedication, because recording crap on VHS tapes was not fun or pretty. Well, anyone that has watched OLTL knows about the legendary Phil Carey who played Asa, the patriarch of the Buchanan family. He was the billionaire pepaw of my dreams! And now he’s dead! Soap Central reports that Phil passed away at the age of 83 sometime this weekend. No cause of death was given, but Phil was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006 and underwent chemotherapy.
Phil starting playing Asa in 1980 until 2007. After that, he came the show to do several cameos. Asa was known for his ten million marriages, Well, 14 to be exact. 14 to 10 different bitches. Renee Divine was always my favorite wife. If any two people on this planet belonged together, it was Asa and Renee!
Rest in peace, Phil…. Llanview and the rest of the world won’t be the same without you!