Sonya Eddy Dies at 55: Shocking Death of General Hospital Actress Announced by Octavia Spencer

Sonya Eddy dies at 55: Shocking death of General Hospital actress announced by close friend Octavia Spencer: ‘The world has lost another creative angel’

  • Oscar winner Octavia, 52, revealed the tragic loss of Sonya on Tuesday, sharing a poignant photo of the actress and praising her ‘creative angel’
  • She wrote, “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her”
  • Eddy starred in General Hospital from 2006 as non-nonsense head nurse Epiphany Johnson, Stan Johnson’s mother

General Hospital actress Sonya Eddy has died at the age of 55, her good friend Octavia Spencer has announced.

Oscar winner Octavia, 52, revealed Sonya’s tragic loss on Tuesday, sharing a poignant photo of the actress and praising her “creative angel.”

She wrote, “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her.

Tragic loss: General Hospital actress Sonya Eddy has passed away at age 55, her close friend Octavia Spencer has announced (pictured March 2022)

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

The cause of death is currently unknown.

Parks and Recreation star Retta commented, “Oh no. I’m sorry Octavia.’

Eric Stonestreet commented on two heart emojis, while Ant Anstead wrote, “I’m so sorry x x.”

Eddy starred in General Hospital from 2006 as non-nonsense head nurse Epiphany Johnson, Stan Johnson’s mother.

She appeared in 543 episodes in her recurring role. The role was close to her heart, as she was a licensed vocational nurse.

iconic role: Eddy starred on General Hospital from 2006 as no-nonsense head nurse Epiphany Johnson, Stan Johnson's mother (pictured with Jane Elliot as Tracy)

iconic role: Eddy starred on General Hospital from 2006 as no-nonsense head nurse Epiphany Johnson, Stan Johnson’s mother (pictured with Jane Elliot as Tracy)

Much missed: Oscar winner Octavia, 52, revealed Sonya's tragic loss on Tuesday, sharing a poignant photo of the actress and praising her

Much missed: Oscar winner Octavia, 52, revealed Sonya’s tragic loss on Tuesday, sharing a poignant photo of the actress and praising her “creative angel”

Actress: The star can be seen in a 2014 episode of Girls Meet World

Actress: The star can be seen in a 2014 episode of Girls Meet World

Tragedy: Actress Yvette Nicole Brown paid tribute on Twitter

Tragedy: Actress Yvette Nicole Brown paid tribute on Twitter

Eddy was born in Concord, California. She studied theater and dance at the University of California, Davis and received her BA in 1992.

She made her acting debut in Ruby Dee’s play Zora Is My Name in 1990. She also appeared on stage in productions such as The Comedy of Error and Bloody Mary in South Pacific.

She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career and appeared in shows, among other things Married…with Kids, Seinfeld and Home Improvement, Joan of Arcadia., Those who can’t, Glee, 2 broke girls and fresh off the boat.

Executive producer Frank Valentini paid tribute to the star, saying, “I am heartbroken at the loss of the incredible Sonya Eddy. I really loved her, not only as an actress, but also as a friend.

“The lights in the nurse station hub will be a little dim now, but her spirit and light will live on in both the show and our set. On behalf of the entire cast and crew of GH, we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. She will be sorely missed.’

Final red carpet: Eddy will be photographed at the March 2022 premiere of Apple TV+'s The Last Days of Ptolemay Gray

Final red carpet: Eddy will be photographed at the March 2022 premiere of Apple TV+’s The Last Days of Ptolemay Gray

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