Friday, June 21, 2024

Tragic: Popular Ex-“General Hospital” Star Johnny Wactor, 37, Shot and Killed in Downtown LA Car Burglary


TMZ and other outlets are reporting the tragic death in LA overnight of “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor.

Wactor, 37, was shot and killed in downtown LA early in the morning by thieves who were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from his car.

Wactor played Brando Corbin on “General Hospital” from 2020-22. His character was killed off despite his popularity in typical ridiculous soap fashion: by a killer using a poison hook.

Several “General Hospital” cast members have died, had health issues, or serious legal issues in the last couple of years.

Many “General Hospital” castmates have been posting to Social Media:

Sofia Mattson, who played his love interest, wrote on Instagram: “My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him.
We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there “

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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