Sonya Eddie, a well-known actress, passed away on December 19, 2022 at the age of 55. She received much recognition for her role as Chief Nurse Epiphany Johnson of the iconic ABC serial drama General Hospital. According to the most recent report, Eddy’s friend Tyler Ford told TMZ that the actress underwent surgery on Dec. 9 and was discharged two days later.
However, Sonya started feeling sick again and was sent to hospital four days later when doctors discovered she had an infection. Tyler reported that Eddy was on a ventilator on December 19 due to an incurable illness. The following day, actress Octavia Spencer announced the news on social media. Spencer’s tweet included a picture of Sonya Eddy, and she noted that Eddy would be missed by General Hospital fans.
Twitter users pay tribute
Eddy has gathered quite a fan base in recent years as a result of her many appearances in film and television. As news of her death spread, Twitter was flooded with tributes.
— Kathleen Gati (@gatitweets) December 20, 2022
‘Proud Reba’ is one of my favorite Reba episodes, and the best part of the episode is this interaction between Reba and Susan.
I swear I have to laugh every time I see this scene.
RIP Sonja Eddie. ❤️🕊️ pic.twitter.com/jfnaTgjQtg
— Kierra (@trinaswebber) December 21, 2022
Sonya Eddy played Epiphany Johnson in General Hospital.
Sonya played Epiphany Johnson in General Hospital, an ABC soap opera. She worked for a mob group led by Sonny Corinthos and Jason Morgan. Johnson was the general hospital’s chief nurse. She had type II diabetes, but she didn’t tell anyone except Bobbie. The head nurse also suffered from breast cancer, an infection caused by treatment and a heart attack.
Despite being a character who played mostly in the background, Johnson was a major contributor to the progression of the main plot. The character committed a few crimes, including faking Marcus Taggert’s death, grabbing him, and shoving him into a room. The character was originally introduced in 2006 and remained an essential part of the program until Eddy’s death last year. General Hospital is now one of the longest-running television programs. It first aired in 1963 and the length of each episode has changed many times, most recently in 1978.
Sonya Eddy has appeared in a number of movies and television series.
Born on June 17, 1967, Sonya Eddy studied at the University of California. Other information about her upbringing, education and parents is currently missing.
Her career started with the 1990 movie Zora Is My Name. She had a successful theater career before starting to act in several TV series. Eddy was known for her roles in movies like Sour Grapes, Blast from the Past, The Jennie Project, Barbershop, Matchstick Men, One Last Ride and many more. She appeared on television shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Any Day Now, USA High, Providence, The Invisible Man and others.