‘General Hospital’ actress Sonya Eddy has died at the age of 55

Soap star Sonya Eddy has passed away. She was 55.

Octavia Spencer announced on her Instagram that the ‘General Hospital’ actress passed away on Monday. She gave no details about Eddy’s cause of death.

“My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her 💔🕊️,” 52-year-old Spencer captioned a professional portrait of Eddy.

“My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends and fans!”

Soap star Sonya Eddy passed away on Monday. She was 55.
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An ABC representative did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Eddy began her long run on the ABC soap opera in 2006. She played the character Epiphany Johnson, a no-nonsense head nurse who was the mother of the late Stan Johnson, who became involved with the mob.

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Eddy portrayed Epiphany Johnson in “General Hospital.”
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Eddy also played the role in the popular SOAPnet spin-off ‘General Hospital: Night Shift’.

Eddy also appeared in TV shows and movies such as ‘Seinfeld’, ‘Patch Adams’, ‘Reba’, ‘Monk’, ‘Joan of Arcadia’, ‘CSI’, ‘Glee’, ‘Castle’ and ‘Fresh Off The Boat ‘.”

Eddy started her long-running role on the soap in 2006.


Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) and Kimberly McCullough for General Hospital

Eddy started her long-running role on the soap in 2006.


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'General Hospital' actress Sonya Eddy has died at the age of 55

Eddy started her long-running role on the soap in 2006.


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Celebrities and fans flooded Spencer’s announcement with comments of grief and sympathy.

“Oh no!!! 😢😢🙏🏾,” ABC broadcaster Deborah Roberts noted.

“🙏🏻💔I’m so sorry xx,” wrote Ant Anstead.

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No cause of death has been released.
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“Oh no. I’m sorry Octavia,” wrote “Parks & Rec” alum Retta.

“I am so sad to hear this. Sending you love 🙏🏾♥️🙏🏾,” said Nina Parker.

Another fan said that “General Hospital” wouldn’t be “the same without her.”

“She was a beautiful woman inside and out,” the fan added, adding a crying emoji.

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