Actress Sonya Eddy, known for playing a nurse in ‘General Hospital,’ dead at 55

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Sonya Eddy, the actress known for her role as nurse Epiphany Johnson in “General Hospital,” is dead at the age of 55 years old.

“My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her,” actress Octavia Spencer wrote in an Instagram post. “My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans!”

“I am heartbroken about the loss of the incredible @TheRealSonyaEd,” tweeted “General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini. “I truly loved her not only as actress, but as a friend. The lights in the hub 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.” In another tweet, Valentini added, “On behalf of the entire #GH cast and crew, we send our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and fans. She will be very missed.”

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Eddy had appeared in more than 500 episodes of the long-running soap opera, according to IMDb. Over her career, she had appeared on one episode each of shows such as “Desperate Housewives,” “Glee,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly,” “House,” “Home Improvement,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Reba,” and “Monk,” according to IMDb, which also indicates that she was on two episodes of “Seinfeld.” The IMDb page also indicates that she appeared in films such as “Daddy Day Care,” “Inspector Gadget,” and “Barbershop.”

“R.I.P. Sonya u will be so missed,” tweeted Kin Shriner, who plays the character Scotty Baldwin on the soap opera. “What a sense of humor she had . So sad . @GeneralHospital will never be the same,” he noted.

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