Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Clint Ritchie, 70, Has Passed Away

Clint Ritchie (pictured left, with Erika Slezak), who played One Live to Live's Clint Buchanan from 1979 to 1998 (with several visits, his last in 2004), died on Jan. 31. He was 70. According to, Ritchie had suffered a heart attack in late January. He died 10 hours after being fitted with a pacemaker.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend, Clint Ritchie," said Frank Valentini, Executive Producer, OLTL. "He will always have a special place in our hearts and One Live to Live's legacy. With his creation of the role of Clint Buchanan, he helped to bring to life one of the most memorable families in the show's history. The OLTL family will always hold dear the memories of the man we fondly referred to as 'Bucky.' Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."