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.
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.
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.”