William Wintersole, who starred on “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital” has passed away, according to an announcement by his daughter, Tiffany Harmon, on Wednesday. The cherished soap opera star was 88-years-old.

Harmon delivered the news of her father's passing on Facebook.

“My beautiful father, William Wintersole, passed in the stealth of the night at age 88. Tuesday 11/5/19,” Harmon said in her post. “I’m so glad that I got to share him on my show with my listeners. As a Hollywood actor for 60 years, he touched many ppls lives. I did EVERYTHING I could for him..and that brings me peace. But alas…I miss him so. One love!”

According to People, Wintersole died peacefully in his Los Angeles home, where he resided for more than 40 years.

Wintersole, who was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1931, began his acting career in the 1960s, most notably appearing as Ted Ballantine on “General Hospital” and starring as Mitchell Sherman on “Young and the Restless” for over 20 years. He left the CBS soap in 2011.

He also had roles in other successful television shows like “I Dream of Jeannie”, “Kojak”, “Little House on the Prairie”, “Quincy,” “Bonanza,” “Star Trek” and “The Fugitive.” He had additional roles in television movies as well, including “And the Band Played On,” “Strange Voices,” “Kate’s Secret” and “The Day the Bubble Burst.”

He is survived by his life partner, Marlene Silverstein, daughters Tiffany and Katherine Ramsey, granddaughters Kristy, Amy and Jill and great-granddaughter Abby.

William Wintersole
From left to right, actors Sharon Tate as Jennifer North, Tony Scotti as Tony Polar, William Wintersole as the doctor and Lee Grant as Miriam Polar in a scene from the film "Valley of the Dolls," 1967. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images