American actress, Sonya Eddy has died at the age of 55.
The actress, who played Epiphany Johnson in the beloved medical drama, died on Monday night, with pal Octavia Spencer confirming the news.
Spencer took to Instagram to share the sad news, penning a heartfelt tribute beneath a photo of Eddy, which read: “The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of ‘General Hospital’ fans will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans.”
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No cause of death was disclosed.
Who was Sonya Eddy?
Sonya Eddy was an American actress who was born on June 17, 1967.
Eddy was born in Concord, California.
She majored in Theatre and Dance at University of California, Davis and received her B.A. in 1992.
Eddy is a licensed vocational nurse.
Eddy began her long run on the ABC soap opera in 2006.
Eddy made her acting debut in the Ruby Dee’s play Zora Is My Name in 1990.
Other stage credits including The Comedy of Errors, The Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and Bloody Mary in South Pacific.
Eddy later moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in a number of television sitcoms, including Married… with Children, The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld and Home Improvement. From 2004 to 2005, she had a recurring role in the CBS drama series, Joan of Arcadia.
In 2006, Eddy began playing the role of head nurse Epiphany Johnson in the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital on a recurring basis.
From 2007 to 2008 she also was a regular cast member on the prime-time spin-off, General Hospital: Night Shift. From 2016 to 2019, she played Tammy in the truTV comedy series, Those Who Can’t.
Her other television credits including Glee, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, The Middle, Mom, Castle, and the recurring role on Fresh Off the Boat.