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Sonya Eddy, actress General Hospital, cause of death revealed


Cause of death of General Hospital actress Sonya Eddy was revealed after her death earlier this week.

Based on TMZ, the beloved soap star had complications after a non-emergency surgery. Eddy’s friend, Tyler Ford, told the news agency that the actress had the scheduled procedure on December 9 and was released two days later.

However, she began to feel unwell and returned to the hospital on December 15, where doctors discovered she had developed a severe infection that had spread.

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Sonya Eddy attends Apple TV+'s The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray Premiere at the Regency Bruin Theater on March 7, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Sonya Eddy passed away on December 19 from an infection following a scheduled surgery. (Getty)

The friend said on Monday Eddy was on life support but sadly passed away that evening. She was 55.

It was another friend, actress Octavia Spencer, who announced her passing on Instagram.

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Sonya Eddy starred in General Hospital.
Sonya Eddy starred in General Hospital from 2006 to 2020. (ABC)

“My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world has lost another creative angel. Legions of fans @Generalhospitalabc will miss her 💔🕊️,” Spencer wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the actress. dying.

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

ABC Network of the United States, home of General Hospitalhas since released a statement honoring Eddy’s contribution to the series.

General Hospital sad to confirm the passing of actress Sonya Eddy, who embodied her character… the tough but compassionate head nurse Epiphany Johnson… and instantly became a fan favorite member love and love in the guild GH family when she joined the show in 2006,” it wrote.

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The actress first joined the cast in 2006, playing a total of 543 episodes. Her last appearance on the series was in November 2020. From 2007 to 2008, she was also a regular member of the series’ spin-off, General Hospital: Night shift.

The show’s “heartbreaking” executive producer, Frank Valentini, also expressed his condolences in a separate post.

He wrote: “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 our show and our set.

“On behalf of the whole GH cast and crew, we extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and fans. She will be very missed.”

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