google-site-verification=0bx1QYafX4YUxAV2RLbOiDD2WzOMRAju_YMPZqdCR1E Sonya Eddy, the General Hospital star, passed away at 55

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Sonya Eddy, the General Hospital star, passed away at 55

According to the show's tribute post, Sonya Eddy, a veteran actress best known for her role as nurse Epiphany Johnson on "General Hospital," has passed away.

In an email to CNN, her manager stated that she was 55.

In a statement that was uploaded to the verified Instagram account of the ABC soap opera "General Hospital," executive producer Frank Valentini expressed that he was "heartbroken about the loss."

The post stated, "I truly loved her, not only as an actress but also as a friend." Her spirit and light will continue to shine through the show and on our set, even though the lights in the center of the nurse's station will now be a little dimmer.

The cause of her death was not made public.

Swirl had showed up in a few Programs since the mid-'90s, with credits including "Murphy Brown," "Seinfeld," "trama center," "Felicity," "New Off the Boat" and "Pen15."

She also had minor roles in a number of movies over the years, including "Patch Adams," "Matchstick Men," and "V/H/S/99."

Since 2006, Eddy has appeared in nearly 550 episodes of the long-running soap "General Hospital."

On Tuesday, actress Octavia Spencer posted a tribute to Eddy.

"Another creative angel left the world. She will be missed by her countless followers of @generalhospitalabc, Spencer wrote in an Instagram post. Her loved ones, friends, and admirers are in my thoughts and prayers!