Actor PHIL CAREY has lost his battle with lung cancer. He was 83.Carey passed away at his home in New York on Friday (06Feb09), following a long struggle with the disease.
The star was best known for playing formidable business tycoon Asa Buchanan in the U.S. TV soap opera One Life To Live, first appearing on the show in 1980 before making his last appearance on 29 December (08).
He also appeared on the big screen, with roles in films such as This Woman Is Dangerous, Calamity Jane, Pushover and Monster.
He is survived by his wife and their two children as well as another three children from a previous marriage.
Carey's One Life to Live co-star Clint Ritchie passed away on 31 January (09) following a brief illness, aged 70.