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GENERAL HOSPITAL Stars Remember Sonya Eddy


The news that GENERAL HOSPITAL fan favorite Sonya Eddy had unexpectedly died at the age of 55 not only left a hole in the hearts of the viewers who loved seeing her on-screen as Nurse Epiphany Johnson, but it also left a void in the halls at the soap’s studio. “GH is sad to confirm the passing of Sonya Eddy, who embodied her character — the tough but compassionate head nurse, Epiphany Johnson — and immediately became a fan favorite and beloved member of our family when she joined the show in 2006,” said the soap in a statement.

Eddy, who also played Epiphany on the SOAPnet spinoff, NIGHT SHIFT, developed a serious infection following a Dec. 9 surgery and, after being placed on life support, passed away on the evening of Dec. 19. In the hours after the news was announced, Eddy’s colleagues — past and present — took to social media to pay tribute to their beloved friend, sharing personal photos, images from scenes they’d shared on the show, and video clips of the actress in action, like the one below posted on GH’s Instagram page from the 2017 Nurses Ball when Epiphany and her staff closed out the gala by singing “Hallelujah,” the iconic Leonard Cohen song. “We’ll never forget you, Sonya.”

Scroll through the gallery below for some of the touching and poignant posts shared by Eddy’s colleagues, who all clearly loved the energetic and effervescent actress.

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