General Hospital actress who had been playing the role of Nurse Epiphany Johnson died at the age of 55. She had been playing the outstanding role of the loving, caring, but no-nonsense nurse for more than 15 years, and her sudden news of death is unbearable for her fans.
Sonya Eddy was known for working in many roles other than the role in General Hospital in the American television industry. With her amazing performance, Sonya received so much love not only in the USA but all over the world.
How did this legendary actress die? How did her loved ones react to this upsetting news?
Sonya Eddy – Early Life & Career
Sonya Eddy, 55, was born in California on 17th June 1967. Since childhood, Sonya was aspiring to be an actress, and her passion for entertainment led her to get graduated from the University of California with a major, Dance and Theatre. Soon after, in the year 1990, she made her debut in the acting industry by working in Ruby Dee’s play, Zora Is My Name.
After making her outstanding debut in the acting industry, she was fully ready to be seen on screen, and then she got back-to-back recurring roles in some of the prominent TV series that include ER, Joan of Arcadia, and Seinfeld.
In the year 2006, she got the major role of her career as nurse Epiphany Johnson for the well-known American show General Hospital, which airs on ABC. Since 2006, till now she has appeared in more than 500 episodes of General Hospital, and her last episode was marked in the month of October.
Sonya Eddy was an all-rounder artist. Along with her excellent acting, she was also known as an outstanding vocalist and songwriter. She was an exceptionally good Sketch artist who had appeared in many skits for eminent plays.
Sonya Eddy’s Death – A shocking news
Sonya Eddy, who had been the long-time recurring cast of ABC’s show General Hospital, left the world on 19th December 2022 in Los Angeles, USA. Everyone, including her family, friends, and colleagues, is still going through the trauma of her heart-wrenching death and her sudden demise shocked the internet.
Episode 27 of season 60 of the General Hospital is the last episode she made her appearance which aired on 20th October 2022. Fans who always wanted to see Sonya Eddy fulfilling her nurse duties towards her sick patients for a long time did not expect a sudden demise of her.
Her producing partner, Tyler Ford, has mentioned that she developed a serious infection after a non-emergency surgery that became the cause of her death. As she was already feeling sick, she went to the hospital for surgery on the 9th of December and was discharged on the 11th of December.
However, she started feeling sick again as a result of the emergence of infection after the surgery in her body, which unfortunately became the reason for her death, and she passed away on 19th December 2022.
Sonya Eddy’s Demise – Reactions Of Her Loved Ones
On December 21, 2022, Sonya Eddy’s demise was announced. Heartbroken fans and her colleagues expressed their feelings through social media.
According to ET, General Hospital confirmed Sonya Eddy played the role of the tough but compassionate head nurse of the hospital; Epiphany Johnson immediately became a fan favorite and a beloved member of the General Hospital Family since 2006.
Kin Shriner, Sonya’s Co-star from general hospital, tweeted that Sonya will be missed; she had an amazing sense of humor. He also expressed how sad he had heard the news.
Jacklyn Zeman tweeted, “God Bless you, Sonya, in heaven…You are loved by so many…You were always an inspiration… So talented and so very special…I will miss your beautiful shining presence”.
Frank Valentini, the executive producer of General Hospital, also posted a picture with Sonya and wrote, “Heartbroken.”
John Lindstrom, who is playing the role of Kevin Collins in General Hospital, tweeted, “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, and acting…She was a gift & she is missed already… Condolences to her loved ones.”
Sonya Eddy, with her selfless and compassionate behavior, made everyone love her. She was also very active in supporting girls who wanted to pursue a nursing career.
Her loving nature and kind heart will always be remembered by her fans. Rest in Peace, Sonya!