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Is Dr Liesl Obrecht leaving General Hospital? Character's fate explored

Amber Peake November 2, 2021
Is Dr Liesl Obrecht leaving General Hospital? Character's fate explored

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Following last nights eventful episode of General Hospital, which saw Dr Liesl Obrecht shot, fans have wondered if Obrecht actress Kathleen Gati is leaving the popular soap. We explore the characters fate as well as the actress career away from General Hospital.

What happened to Obrecht on General Hospital?

Monday’s episode (1 November) of the ABC soap saw Dr Liesl Obrecht shot by her daughter Britt Westbourne. Obrecht’s daughter Britt was trying to save her mother from Cassadine Island, where she is currently being held captive by Peter August.

On a mission to find her mother, Britt was joined by Jason Morgan, with the two seeking cover in an abandoned boathouse. After fixing up an old boat together, Jason ends up leaving to continue the search alone, handing Britt a gun to protect herself.

Soon after Jason leaves, Britt hears voices outside and, in the moment, she loses the pistol before finding a harpoon gun hanging on the wall. As the door of the boathouse opens, Britt aims and fires at the intruder.

Grabbing a nearby torch, she later discovers she had shot her mother, with some fans now concerned about Dr Liesl Obrecht’s future on the series.

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Is Liesl Obrecht leaving General Hospital?

Following last night’s episode, fans have taken to social media as they wonder if the actress behind the character, Kathleen Gati, is leaving the show:

The fate of Kathleen Gati’s character is yet to be revealed, meaning fans will have to tune into tonight’s episode. Although spoilers have claimed Britt who is also a doctor will try everything she can to save her mother.

The actress has previously shared her thankfulness for being a part of the long-running series and in August celebrated nine years on General Hospital.

Celebrating the acting milestone she gushed on Instagram: “As I celebrate my 9 year anniversary of my first day on the set of #GeneraHospital, I want to thank all my amazing @GeneralHospital fans and friends for all the kindness, support and #gratitude #GH.”

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What else has Kathleen Gati been in?

While General Hospital fans are familiar with Kathleen Gati for her role as Dr Liesl Obrecht, the actress has appeared in many TV shows and films during her 40 year career.

Some may recognise Gati for her other TV roles in CW’s Arrow, Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 and ABC’s All My Children.

Gati is also an award-winning actress, having won best-supporting actress in 1993 for her role in the 1992 film Goldberg Variácók.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.