We are deeply saddened to hear that Sonya Eddy, an actor best known for her role as Nurse Epiphany Johnson on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital has passed away at the age of 55. We take a look back at her life and career, and mourn the passing of a beloved member of the GH family.
Her work on ‘General Hospital’
Sonya Eddy, an actor best known for her work on the soap opera “General Hospital,” has died. She was 55. Eddy’s death was announced by her representative on Tuesday. No cause of death was given. Eddy played the role of nurse Epiphany Johnson on “General Hospital” from 2006 to 2016. She also had roles on the television shows “ER,” “The Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives.” On film, she appeared in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and Jonathan Demme’s “Something Wild.”
What Sonya Eddy is remembered for
Sonya Eddy is best known for her role as Nurse Epiphany Johnson on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. She joined the cast of the show in 2005 and played the role until her death in 2020. Eddy was born in New York City and raised in Queens. She studied acting at the High School of Performing Arts and the Goodman School of Drama. After graduation, she worked Off-Broadway and in regional theatre before moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990s to pursue a career in television and film.
Eddy made her television debut in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1992. She went on to guest star on several popular shows including ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, CSI: Miami, and Cold Case. In 2005, she landed her most famous role as Nurse Epiphany Johnson on General Hospital. She appeared on the show regularly for five years until her death in 2020. Eddy was married to actor Michael E. Knight from 1999 until his death in 2016. The couple had two children together.
Her legacy on the popular soap opera
Sonya Eddy, who played the role of Nurse Epiphany Johnson on the popular soap opera General Hospital for over a decade, passed away on March 28th at the age of 66. Eddy began her career in daytime television in the 1980s, with roles on As the World Turns and Guiding Light. She joined the cast of General Hospital in 2002 and quickly became a fan favorite for her portrayal of the no-nonsense nurse. In addition to her work on General Hospital, Eddy also appeared on episodes of The Young and the Restless, Passions, and One Life to Live. Eddy was an accomplished stage actress as well, appearing in productions of Equus, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She is survived by her husband Michael Estrada and her two children.
The impact of Sonya Eddy’s death
The death of Sonya Eddy, who played the role of Epiphany Johnson on the ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” has left many fans devastated. Epiphany was a fan favorite character, and her loss will be felt by viewers for some time. Sonya Eddy’s death comes as a shock to many, as she was only 56 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown, but it is believed that she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Epiphany Johnson was first introduced on “General Hospital” in 2006, and quickly became a fan favorite due to her sassiness and no-nonsense attitude. She was a nurse at General Hospital, and was known for her tough love approach with her patients. She was also fiercely loyal to those she cared about, and had a heart of gold. Fans took to social media to share their grief at Sonya Eddy’s passing, with many calling her an amazing actress and an incredible person. Her co-stars also paid tribute to her on social media, with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) calling her “one of the kindest people [he] ever met.” Sonya Eddy’s death is a tragic loss for the “General Hospital” community, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.