On December 20, 2022, award-winning actress Octavia Spencer confirmed that her longtime friend and fellow industry veteran Sonya Eddy had passed away at the age of 55.
Sonya’s extensive Hollywood career, which began in 1995 on The Drew Carey Show, has left her legions of admirers grieved by her untimely death.
What was the reason for Sonya Eddy’s death? Continue reading to learn what we know about her sudden death.
Sonya Eddy Cause of Death
In a post on Instagram on December 20, 2022, Octavia Spencer wrote, “Last night, my friend @sonyaeddy died suddenly. The world has lost another angel of creativity. Her multitude of General Hospital followers will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and fans at this time.”
Immediate condolences were extended by fans, particularly those who were most familiar with Sonya’s work at General Hospital, where she portrayed head nurse Epiphany Johnson from 2006 until 2022.
Recent appearances include A Black Lady Sketch Show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Mom, Baby Daddy, and further sitcoms. Her last film was the horror anthology V/H/S/99, which was released in October 2022 on Shudder.
Sonya’s cause of death is unknown at this time. Numerous admirers responded with utter disbelief to the news by posting comments such as, “This cannot be true. She was a fixture in my childhood home.
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The greatest nurse in General Hospital,” and “General Hospital would not be the same without her. She was stunning on the inside and out “Octavia’s blog entry.
ABC News reports that General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini issued a statement regarding Sonya. “I am devastated by the passing of the remarkable Sonya Eddy. I cherished her as a friend as much as an actress.
The lights in the nurses’ station’s central hub will be dimmed, but her spirit and light will live on in the performance and in our set. We extend our sincere condolences on behalf of the entire GH cast and crew to her family, friends, and fans. She will be missed greatly.”