10 Soap Opera Patriarchs We've Loved and Lost
No. 8: Asa Buchanan, One Life to Live
Much-married, Texas-born tycoon Asa Buchanan made his last deal on One Life to Live in 2007. Asa's death actually preceded his portrayer Phil Carey's.Carey died in 2009, yet had exited the role in 2007, due to failing health.
In one of soaps' most moving tributes, Asa's sons Clint (Jerry verDorn) and Bo (Robert S. Woods) were sent reeling by the expiration of their beloved "Pa", while primetime and film star Nathan Fillion reprised the role of Asa's grandson Joey.
Asa's wife Renée (Patricia Elliott), daughters-in-law Viki (Erika Slezak) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith) and various grandchildren great-grandchildren and ex-wives were also forever impacted by the ruthless gent's passing.
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