Soap Opera star Charles Keating dies

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: Aug 10 2014, 21:58pm hrs
Charles Keating, who won a Daytime Emmy for the NBC soap opera 'Another World', has died. He was 72.

His former 'Another World' co-star Alicia Coppola shared the news on Twitter, according to Hollywood Reporter.

"Charles Keating has passed. I am so very sad," Coppola said, adding, she also called him her "very first acting teacher" and was "so honoured to have learned from the best."

Keating was born in England and got his start on the stage before breaking into television. He went on to play the villainous Carl Hutchins in 'Another World', which earned him the outstanding lead actor in a drama series Daytime Emmy in 1996.

In 1986, he was nominated for a Tony for his work in the revival of 'Loot'. His other credits include stints on 'All My Children' and 'As the World Turns'.

On the big screen he appeared in 1992's 'The Bodyguard' and 1990's 'Awakenings'.