LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakespearean actor and soap opera star Charles Keating has died at the age of 72.

Keating’s son, Sean Keating, said the actor died Friday in his Connecticut home after a three-year battle with lung cancer.

Sean Keating said Monday that his London-born father considered himself a theater actor first but was amused by his celebrity for soap operas including “Another World.”

Charles Keating played the villainous Carl Hutchins from 1991 to 1999 on the NBC series, winning a Daytime Emmy in 1996.

Besides his stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other groups, Keating worked steadily on British and U.S. TV, and in film. His credits include TV’s “Brideshead Revisited” and the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair.”

Keating’s survivors include his wife, Mary, sons Sean and James, and six grandchildren.

‘Another World’ star Charles Keating dies