Some characters that have died on the soap opera "General Hospital," as of 2015, include Stone Cates, Stefan Cassadine and Emily Quartermaine. Other notable character deaths include Georgie Jones and Jake Morgan.
On "General Hospital," Stone Cates, a teen with a rough childhood began dating fellow teen Robin Scorpio in 1993. The two fell in love and began having sex, eventually unprotected. Unbeknown to Stone, he contracted HIV from a previous girlfriend and was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in 1994. Robin stands by him and their love as his health declines, producing one of the most popular and groundbreaking storylines in "General Hospital" history. Stone dies in 1995 shortly after learning of Robin's HIV diagnosis.
Stefan Cassadine served as the head of the notorious Cassadine family in 1996. The character wavered between acting out his vendetta against Luke Spencer and dealing with his feelings for Luke's wife, Laura. In 2003, he committed suicide, but staged his death so it looked like Luke had murdered him.
Emily Quartermaine was the adopted daughter of Monica and Alan Quartermaine. In 2007, after rekindling her relationship with Nikolas Cassadine, Emily dies at the hands of Diego Alcazar, who killed several others as the Text Message Killer. Georgia Jones, the daughter of Felicia Jones and a beloved young character, became another one of Diego's victims, although his intended victim was her sister, Maxie.
Jason Morgan's and Elizabeth Webber's 4-year-old son Jake was killed when he was hit by a car in 2011, an event that shocked many viewers.