Thursday, May 23, 2024

Beloved “General Hospital” Actress Sonya Eddy Passes Away at 55, Joined the Show in 2005, Read Remembrances


Beloved “General Hospital” actress Sonya Eddy has died at age 55.

The show’s EP Frank Valentini said in a statement” “I am heartbroken about the loss of the incredible Sonya Eddy. I truly loved her not only as actress, but as a friend. The lights in the hub of the nurses’ station will now be a little dimmer, but her spirit and light will live on in both the show and our set.  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.”

Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer paid tribute to Eddy on Instagram, writing, “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her”

Fellow cast member Jon Lindstrom wrote: “Her smile could power a reactor. I loved the few times we worked together, but I REALLY loved the times we would talk about life, meditation, acting. She was a gift & she is missed already. Condolences to her loved ones.”

Another colleague, Nancy Lee Grahn, wrote: “Her presence on set would instantly calm & at the same time light up the place. Sonya was solid. Not a false note in her warm groundedness. A hug from Sonya was a spiritual experience. Her hugs were motherly, sisterly and full of her heart, which was huge. Sonya was compassionate, generous and wickedly wry. She got it. She got me. Sonya was a fellow lib and a seeker of justice for others. But she did it quietly and with dignity, while egging me on from the sidelines. “Go get em, Nance.” she’d say.”

Eddy joined the show in 2005 as nurse Epiphany and quickly became popular. She was a veteran player who had a long resume apart from the soap. She also had a great voice and often sang on “GH.” Condolences to her family and friends.

Here’s Sonya Eddy in a hilarious clip from “Seinfeld”:

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