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General Hospital Actress Sonya Eddy Dies At 55, What Was the Cause of Her Death?

Sonya Eddy died at age 55. She was best known for playing Epiphany Johnson on the ABC soap opera “General Hospital.”

“It breaks my heart that the wonderful Sonya Eddy has died. I really liked her as a friend as well as an actress. The lights in the center of the nurse’s station will now be a little dimmer, but her spirit and light will live on in both the show and our set. We send our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and fans from the whole GH cast and crew. She will be missed a lot.” Frank Valentini, “General Hospital” executive producer, said in a statement.

 

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Eddy started playing the honest, no-nonsense nurse in the long-running hospital drama in 2006. She played the role for 543 episodes, with the most recent one airing in October of this year. The character was the head nurse and the mother of Kiko Ellsworth’s character, Stan Johnson, who was killed off the show in 2007 after a mob hit. Eddy was also a licensed vocational nurse in real life.

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Tyler Ford, her producing partner at Eddy Ford Entertainment, said in a statement, “She left an indelible mark on everyone she met, both on and off the screen.”

Early Life Sonya Eddy

She was born in Concord, California, on June 17, 1967. She started acting while in college at the University of California, Davis, where she studied theatre and dance. She got her Bachelor of Arts in 1992, but she started acting in the play “Zora Is My Name” by Ruby Dee in 1990. Eddy has also appeared on stage in “The Comedy of Errors,” “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim, “The Witch,” and “South Pacific,” where she played “Bloody Mary.”

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She has been on TV shows like “Married…With Children,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Murphy Brown,” “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement,” and “Joan of Arcadia,” where she has a recurring role. Eddy played Epiphany Johnson on “General Hospital” for a long time. She also played the character in the show’s primetime spinoff, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” where she was promoted to the main cast member.

Octavia Spencer, another actor and friend of Eddy, wrote on Instagram, “The world lost another creative angel.” “Her millions of “General Hospital” fans will miss her.”

 

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