|Portrayed by||Michael Gregory (1976-1978)|
Chris Robinson (1978-1986; 2002)
|Cause/reason||Fatally bludgeoned with a candlestick by Scott Baldwin|
|Residence||Port Charles, New York|
Rick Webber was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He was portrayed by Michael Gregory from 1976 - 1978, and by Chris Robinson from 1978 - 1986, and again briefly in 2002, when the character was killed by Scott Baldwin.
In 1976 Dr. Rick Webber was on sabbatical in Africa and presumed to have died in a plane crash. Actually, Rick was captured by African revolutionaries and held prisoner for almost a year. His grieving lover Dr. Monica Bard married his younger brother Dr. Jeff Webber.In 1977 Rick resurfaced alive and well and Monica and Jeff's marriage collapsed. Meanwhile, Rick and recently widowed Dr. Lesley Faulkner's relationship blossomed. They were married that same year.
In 1979 Rick and Monica rekindled their romance even though she had since married Dr. Alan Quartermaine. After a one-night stand with Rick, Monica was pregnant and wasn't sure if the father was her husband Alan or her lover Rick. At first she thought Rick was the father and he divorced Leslie so he and Monica could be together. Alan, hurt and humiliated was furious! He made several attempts to kill Rick and Monica. But soon it came to light that Alan was indeed the father of little AJ. A devastated Rick went back to Leslie.
Years earlier a teenage Laura Webber walked in on Rick and a nurse named Theresa Carter having sex in the attic. Theresa panicked and attacked Laura. Laura defended her self and accidentally killed her in the process. Laura repressed the memory and it took its toll on her sanity years later.
In 2002 Luke and Laura reconciled and planned to remarry. Laura invited Rick to give her away at the wedding. While in the attic above the garage now owned by the Scorpios, Laura remembered the incident with Rick and Theresa. Rick walked in. Laura panicked, thinking he was going to hurt her, and Rick attempted to inject her with a sedative and was knocked unconscious, dying from his injuries.
It was presumed that Laura hit him over the head with a candlestick, accidentally killing him. Luke broke the news to Laura and she had a breakdown, causing her to slip int catatonia.
It turns out that Scott Baldwin heard noises and screaming coming from the attic and was the one who hit Rick with the candlestick. Over the years Scott visited Laura several times at Shadybrook Sanitarium and in 2007 confessed to a canatonic Laura his role in Rick's untimely death.
On the night that Rick died Monica was on her way to see Rick to end their affair, which had restarted since he'd come back to Port Charles. But then Laura showed up in the attic, so she patiently waited. She saw Alan's car and assumed Alan killed him since he had made numerous attempts to kill both her and Rick in the past. Alan saw Monica's car and assumed she did it. Alan stayed after Monica left and saw Scott leave the attic. Both covered for each other when Lulu Spencer started investigating to prove her mother's innocence in 2007.
In 2002 When Lucky Spencer found Rick's body he assumed his dad, Luke Spencer, was the killer and enlisted Nikolas Cassadine and Gia Campbell's help to push a car with Rick's body inside off a cliff. This would make it look like a drunk driving accident.
Early 2007, Maxie Jones, Logan Hayes and Cooper Barrett got a hold of Alan's letter naming Scott as the killer and tried to blackmail Scott with the evidence. All the while pretending that Lulu was the blackmailer. Scott caught on and insisted they back off for their own good.