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Sonya Eddy, actress General Hospital, passed away at the age of 55


Sonya Eddy, best known for her role in the daytime drama series General Hospitalpassed away.

The actress – who scored points with many fans after playing the lovable, no-nonsense nurse Epiphany Johnson in the hit US TV series – passed away last night at the age of 55, a good friend of hers. She and actress Octavia Spencer announced on social media.

“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!”

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Spencer did not disclose details of Eddy’s cause of death.

The actress first joined the cast of General Hospital in 2006, played 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.

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“My agent said I applied for the role at General Hospital without an audition,” she said in an interview with the blog. Stone Cold and Jackal just last month.

“It was supposed to be just a one-day reservation, but then it turned into two weeks, which eventually led to me being signed.”

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 has appeared on hit shows like Murphy Brown, Seinfeld and Home Improvement. (Getty)

“Epiphany’s name tells you everything you need to know about the character: If you haven’t awakened, she’ll give you one!”

In real life, Eddy is also a licensed vocational nurse who often advocates for fellow nurses who have been overworked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sonya Eddy starred in General Hospital.
Sonya Eddy played nurse Epiphany Johnson on General Hospital from 2006 to 2020. (ABC)

Eddy got her first big break in 1995 when she scored a role on the sitcom Drew Carey Program. She went on to guest-star on several popular TV shows, such as Joan of Arcadia, Married…have children, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld, upgrade house and most recently had a recurring role on Just got off the boat.

She also appeared on the big screen in movies like Patch Adams, Barbershop, Coach Carter and seven pounds.

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