ABC Releases Statement on Passing of Claire Labine

Claire Labine returned to Ryan's Hope in 1983, only
to be fired later that year by ABC.
Beloved soap opera writer Claire Labine died last week at age 82. During her storied career, she spent a number of years working for ABC, creating Ryan's Hope, and later writing for General Hospital and One Life to Live. The network released a statement after her passing, calling her an "imaginative storyteller" who paved the way for future writers.

Read ABC's statement below.

"We are sad to learn of the death of our friend and former colleague Claire Labine. As creator of Ryan's Hope and head writer of both General Hospital and One Life to Live in the 90s, Claire was an imaginative storyteller who inspired hope and sparked conversations through her stories and characters paving the way for a new generation of writers who would follow in her footsteps. We are proud and honored she was a part of our ABC Daytime family. We send our deepest condolences to her family and those closest to her."

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