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    ‘General Hospital’ actress Sonya Eddy dead at 55

    Soap opera star Sonya Eddy has died. She was 55.

    Octavia Spencer announced on her Instagram that the “General Hospital” actress died Monday. She didn’t provide any details regarding the cause of Eddy’s death.

    “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her 💔🕊️,” Spencer, 52, captioned a professional headshot of Eddy.

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

    Soap opera star Sonya Eddy passed away Monday. She was 55.
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    A rep for ABC didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

    Eddy began her long run on the ABC soap opera in 2006. She portrayed character Epiphany Johnson, a no-nonsense head nurse who was the mother of the late Stan Johnson, who became involved with the mob.

    sonya eddy filming general hospital
    Eddy portrayed Epiphany Johnson on “General Hospital.”
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    Eddy also played the role in the hit SOAPnet spinoff “General Hospital: Night Shift.”

    Eddy also appeared in TV shows and films such as “Seinfeld,” “Patch Adams,” “Reba,” “Monk,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “CSI,” “Glee,” “Castle” and “Fresh Off The Boat.”

    Eddy began her long-running role on the soap in 2006.

    Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) and Kimberly McCullough for general hospital
    Eddy began her long-running role on the soap in 2006.


    Eddy began her long-running role on the soap in 2006.


    Celebrities and fans flooded Spencer’s announcement with comments of mourning and sympathy.

    “Oh no!!! 😢😢🙏🏾,” ABC broadcaster Deborah Roberts commented.

    “🙏🏻💔I’m so sorry x x,” wrote Ant Anstead.

    sonya eddy
    No cause of death has been released.

    “Oh noooo. So sorry Octavia,” wrote “Parks & Rec” alum Retta.

    “I am so sad to hear this. Sending you love 🙏🏾♥️🙏🏾,” commented Nina Parker.

    Another fan said “General Hospital” wouldn’t “be the same without her.”

    “She was a beautiful woman inside and out,” the fan added, and included a crying emoji.



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