Updated July 28: Soaps.com has learned that Michael Sutton's Stone will appear in scenes with Sonny (Maurice Benard) on Tuesday August 1. In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest the actor stated, "I came back in 2010 to do some scenes with Kimberly [McCullough], but this was the first chance to do posthumous scenes with Sonny and Stone."
On July 13 it was announced that Michael Sutton was set to return to "General Hospital" as Stone Cates. Sutton played the role from 1993 until 1995. Soaps.com readers may recall that Stone was involved in General Hospital's first HIV/AIDS related storyline with Robin Scorpio. Stone passed away from the disease in 1995, but made a brief return in 2010. The character appeared as a vision that Robin had while trapped in a well. According to TVLine, Sutton will reprise the role in August and his return will be connected to a crisis involving Sonny. Since leaving "GH," Sutton has been working as a real estate agent in the West Hollywood and Malibu areas of California.