Edie was best known for her role as head nurse Epiphany Johnson on the long-running soap, appearing in over 500 episodes.

LOS ANGELES — Actress Sonya Eddy, best known for her role as head nurse Epiphany Johnson on the daytime soap “General Hospital,” has died at age 55.

Octavia Spencer was the first to post about the news on social media.

“my friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel,” Spencer said in an Instagram post. “Her legions @generalhospitalabc Fans will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, friends and fans!”

General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini said he was “heartbroken” over Eddie’s death.

Valentini posted, “I loved her not only as an actress, but as a friend. The lights at the center of the nurse’s station may be a little dim now, but her spirit and light will live on both in the show and on our set.” ” On Twitter

Eddie appeared in more than 500 episodes of the series, which began in 2006, and also appeared in the primetime spin-off show “General Hospital: Night Shift” from 2016 to 2019.

She also appeared in numerous other films and television shows throughout her career, such as “Joan of Arcadia,” “Married…with Children” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

Details about his death were not immediately released.

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