Sonya Eddy, General Hospital Actress, Died at 55 years old

Sonya Eddy, General Hospital Actress, Died at 55 years old

The soap opera world is in mourning today.

Sonya Eddy, an actress known, respected and loved for her role as Epiphany Johnson on the popular drama General Hospital, passed away on Monday.

He is 55 years old.

Sonya Eddy arrives for the Apple TV+ premiere of “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” at the Bruin Theater in Westwood, California, March 7, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON/AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images -picture)

The bad news was confirmed Tuesday afternoon by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who announced the death of her close friend on Instagram in the following message:

“The world has lost another creative angel. Legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss him.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, friends and fans.”

No cause of death has been announced at this time.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 28: Actress Sonya Eddy attends the premiere of ‘Those Who Can’t’ at The Wilshire Ebell Theater on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25914_001 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Turner)

“I am saddened by the loss of the wonderful Sonya Eddy,” said Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital, in a statement obtained by various celebrity gossip and entertainment news outlets.

“I really love her not only as an actress, but as a friend.

“The lights in the nursing center will now be a little dimmer, but the passion and light will continue to be on both at the show and on our location.”

Eddy has been an integral cast member of General Hospital since 2006 as Johnson’s Epiphany nurse.

He reprized his role in the 2007 spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift, which ran for two seasons.

Among other members of the General Hospital family who wrote heartfelt messages was actress Eden McCoy, who wrote on her Instagram Story:

“Rest In Peace to the Great Sonya Eddy. One of [a] well, really. Your General Hospital family will miss you.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 14: Actress Sonya Eddy poses at the after-party for FX’s new comedy series ‘Legit’ on January 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Apart from the long-running soap operas, Eddy has starred in dozens of soap operas and TV series, such as:

Married… With Children, Family Matters, Beverly Hills, 90210, Home Improvement, Gilmore Girls, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 2 Girls Broke Up, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Just Off the Boat, PEN15, and The Black Woman Sketch Show. His film credits include Daddy Day Care, Seven Pounds, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

“On behalf of the entire cast and crew of GH, we send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fans. He will be missed a lot, “concluded Valentini.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Actress Sonya Eddy attends the 1st Annual Diamonds Not Fur Gala to benefit SPCALA at Voyeur on August 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

We extend our condolences to Sonya Eddy’s friends, family members and loved ones.

May he rest in peace.

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