‘General Hospital’ Star Dies at 55


Sonya Eddy
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Goodbye to a fan favourite. Common Hospital star Sonya Eddy died on Monday, December 19. She was 55.

Eddy’s pal Octavia Spencer confirmed the information the next day by way of Instagram. “My pal @sonyaeddy handed away final night time,” the Oscar winner, 52, wrote alongside a photograph of the late star. “The world misplaced one other artistic angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc followers will miss her 💔🕊️ My ideas and prayers are together with her family members, buddies, and followers!”

Common Hospital govt producer Frank Valentini paid tribute to the California native in a collection of tweets, writing: “I’m heartbroken concerning the lack of the unimaginable @TheRealSonyaEd. I really beloved her not solely as actress, however as a pal. The lights within the hub of the nurse’s station will now be somewhat dimmer, however her spirit and light-weight will dwell on in each the present and our set. On behalf of all the #GH solid and crew, we ship our deepest sympathy to her household, buddies, and followers. She will likely be very missed.”

A reason for dying was not instantly revealed.

Eddy was most well-known for taking part in Epiphany Johnson on Common Hospital, making her first look on the long-running ABC cleaning soap opera in 2006. The California native starred in additional than 500 episodes of the collection till her exit in November 2020.

Along with Common Hospital, Eddy racked up credit in TV reveals together with Recent Off the Boat, PEN15, Loopy Ex-Girlfriend, Woman Meets World, 2 Broke Women, Glee, Determined Housewives and extra. She additionally starred within the movies Surviving Christmas, Seven Kilos, The Unbelievable Burt Wonderstone and Pee-Wee’s Massive Vacation. Earlier this yr, she appeared in V/H/S/99, the fifth installment within the V/H/S horror franchise.

After Spencer seemingly broke the information of Eddy’s dying, tributes poured in from buddies and colleagues. “Her smile may energy a reactor,” tweeted Jon Lindstrom, who appeared on Common Hospital and spinoff collection Port Charles. “I beloved the few instances we labored collectively, however I REALLY beloved the instances we’d discuss life, meditation, appearing. She was a present & she is missed already. Condolences to her family members.”

Sonya Eddy Dead: 'General Hospital' Star Dies at 55

Sonya Eddy
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Kathleen Gati, who additionally starred on General Hospital, remembered her former costar by way of social media. “I’m in shock and disbelief and heartbroken to listen to concerning the passing of my pal #sonyaeddy,” the Canada native, 65, tweeted. “We shared many good laughs and I at all times loved working together with her. Condolences to her household, buddies, colleagues and followers. She will likely be missed. Could she R.I.P.💝 .”

Loni Love honored Eddy within the feedback part of Spencer’s put up, writing: “Sonya was greatest … in an trade that always over seems us, she made her mark … Relaxation effectively Sis 💔💔💔.”

Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted a hyperlink to an article about Eddy’s dying, writing: “The official announcement makes it actual. 😔 @TheRealSonyaEd was my pal & I’m heart-broken by this information. Nothing currently feels actual. Nothing. What’s going on?!”