Soap opera star Sonya Eddy has died. She was 55.
Octavia Spencer announced on her Instagram that the General Hospital actress died Monday. She didn’t provide any details regarding the cause of Eddy’s death.
“My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her,” Spencer, 52, captioned a professional headshot of Eddy.
“My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans!”
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A rep for ABC didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Eddy began her long run on the ABC soap opera in 2006. She portrayed character Epiphany Johnson, a no-nonsense head nurse who was the mother of the late Stan Johnson, who became involved with the mob.
Eddy also played the role in the hit SOAPnet spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift.
Eddy also appeared in TV shows and films such as Seinfeld, Patch Adams, Reba, Monk, Joan of Arcadia, CSI, Glee, Castle and Fresh Off The Boat.
Celebrities and fans flooded Spencer’s announcement with comments of mourning and sympathy.
“Oh no!!!,” ABC broadcaster Deborah Roberts commented.
“I’m so sorry x x,” wrote Ant Anstead.
“Oh noooo. So sorry Octavia,” wrote Parks & Rec alum Retta.
“I am so sad to hear this. Sending you love,” commented Nina Parker.
Another fan said General Hospital wouldn’t “be the same without her.”
“She was a beautiful woman inside and out,” the fan added, and included a crying emoji.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced here with permission
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