Sonya Eddy of General Hospital has passed away at the age of 55

General Hospital‘S Sonya Eddy passed away at the age of 55.


On Tuesday, actress Octavia Spencer announced the death of her close friend in an Instagram post. “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night,” Spencer captioned a portrait of Eddy. “The world has lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her 💔🕊️”


PEOPLE contacted Eddy’s rep. No cause of death was immediately revealed by Spencer.


Eddy was best known for her role as Epiphany Johnson General Hospital. She played the role of a nurse (who was also the fictional mother of character Stan Johnson) from 2006. Eddy’s last episode as a nurse aired in November 2020.




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In addition to General HospitalEddy appeared in a list of television series and movies including Inspector Gadget, barbershop, Dad daycare, Match stick men, Bad news bears, seven pounds, The perfect game and Pee-Wee’s big holiday. Her projects in 2022 include the movies Frank and Penelope, V/H/S/99 and Satanic Hispanics.




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Comments on Spencer’s Instagram post paid tribute to Eddy’s lasting impact from her role as Epiphany Johnson.


“This can’t be. She was a staple in my house growing up. The best nurse on GH,” one commenter wrote.


“OMG! So sad. I love Sonya and loved every minute she was on screen,” another fan commented. “I am very sorry for your loss. May she rest in eternal peace.”

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