The death of “General Hospital” actress Sonya Eddy has been confirmed by the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. Her age was 55.
On Tuesday, Valentini sent the following update to his Twitter account in order to convey the news: “The news of the passing of the wonderful @TheRealSonyaEd has left me inconsolable.
Not only did I admire her as an actress, but I also considered her a dear friend. Although the lights in the central hub of the nurse’s station will have a reduced intensity after her passing, her spirit and the brightness she brought into the world will continue to shine on in both the performance and on our set.”
Octavia Spencer, who was a close friend of Eddy’s, also posted a touching tribute to her friend on Instagram.
Spencer, who is 52 years old, shared a photo of Eddy with a caption that said, “My friend @sonyaeddy died away last night.” “The world has suffered the loss of an additional creative angel. Her innumerable devotees from @generalhospitalabc will certainly miss her.”
There was no indication of what caused the death.
Eddy was a “fan favorite” and a “valued member” of the “General Hospital” cast and crew, according to a statement released by the show after his death.
“The cast and crew of ‘General Hospital’ are deeply saddened to announce the passing of actress Sonya Eddy, who portrayed… the tough but compassionate head nurse, Epiphany Johnson, Epiphany Johnson quickly became a fan favorite and a beloved member of our “General Hospital” family when she joined the show in 2006, and she has remained a fan favorite ever since “the readout of the statement that Fox News Digital had obtained.
Valentini continued the statement by saying: “We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and all of her admirers from everyone here at General Hospital. She will be greatly missed by everyone.”
Longtime star of “General Hospital” Maurice Benard has also paid tribute to Eddy, saying that he was “such a joy to work with” during their time together on the show.
Benard stated in a statement that “I loved Sonya.” “We shared a connection that was quite warm and fuzzy between us. It was a pleasure to collaborate with her. She will be deeply missed by me.”
In March of 2006, Eddy made her first appearance on “General Hospital.” During her time on the long-running ABC soap opera, she portrayed Epiphany Johnson, a no-nonsense head nurse at Port Charles General Hospital.
The actor, who hails from California, was also a main cast member in the show’s primetime spinoff series titled “General Hospital: Night Shift,” which aired from 2007 to 2008. Between the years 2017 and 2019, Eddy portrayed the role of school secretary Tammy on the TruTV sitcom “Those Who Can’t.” Between the years 2015 and 2017, she appeared multiple times in episodes of the sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” on ABC.
In addition, Eddy has had guest appearances on the television shows “Glee,” “Mike & Molly,” “Reba,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Middle,” “Mom,” “Castle,” “In Case of Emergency,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Daybreak,” and “Malcolm In the Middle.”
In addition to “Inspector Gadget,” “Barbershop,” “Daddy Daycare,” “Matchstick Men,” “Bad News Bears,” “Seven Pounds,” and “The Perfect Game,” she has also appeared in “Pee-Big Wee’s Holiday.”
In the year 2022, Eddy made his debut in the cinema “‘Satanic Hispanics,’ ‘Frank and Penelope,’ and ‘V/H/S/99,’ as well as ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,’ a series on Apple+, and ‘This Show Sucks Truth and Consequences,’ a miniseries, are some of the shows that have been cancelled.
According to the information provided by IMDb, Eddy was born in Concord, California, and received his degree from UC Davis. Her debut performance as Zora in the play “Zora, Is My Name!” by Ruby Dee in 1990 marked the beginning of her successful acting career.
She has also been seen in performances of “The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare, “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim, and “South Pacific” by Rodgers & Hammerstein.
On Tuesday, Eddy’s business partner Tyler Ford released a message regarding her passing that was shared. In his writing, “It is with the heaviest sorrow that I have to announce the unexpected demise of Sonya Eddy, who was not only my business partner but also my creative soulmate and dearest friend.
“She left an indelible mark on each and every person that she came into contact with, both on and off screen. Donations can be made in her memory to The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. in her honor.”