Sonya Eddy, best known for her role as Epiphany on ABC’s General Hospital and its spin-off series General Hospital: Night Shift, has passed away, according to a tweet from fellow actress Octavia Spencer. The 55-year-old actress passed away on December 19, according to an Instagram post from Spencer, stating: “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her 💔🕊️.”
Eddy grew up in Concord, CA, went to UC Davis, and double-majored in English and African-American studies, with a minor in Dramatic Arts. After college, she made her acting debut in Ruby Dee’s play Zora Is My Name in 1990 before moving to Los Angeles and appearing in several ’90s sitcoms, including Married… with Children, The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld, and Home Improvement. From there, she joined General Hospital as head nurse Epiphany Johnson, credited with over 500 episode appearances.
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