General Hospital star dies at 37, leaving fans devastated

Death is never an easy part of life, especially when it comes to someone who is young and passing away. The death of an actor we admire on screen can also pain us.

Keep reading to find out more about what happened…

General Hospital has lost one of its finest actors. 37-year-old Johnny Wactor, who was best known as Brando Corbin on the beloved show ‘General Hospital‘ passed away in a tragic incident this past weekend.

According to reports, the actor was shot and killed on Saturday morning in what is thought to be a theft in downtown Los Angeles.

Johnny Wactor, best known for his role as Brando Corbin on General Hospital, has died. He was 37 years old. The news quickly spread after TMZ broke it after talking to his mother, Scarlett.

She said that her son and some of his friends had seen a group of men ‘messing’ with his car. When they approached the vehicle to investigate what was going on, the group of unidentified men shot him. His mother says that her son had not attempted to fight or stop them alleged carjackers but they still shot him.

The Los Angeles Police Department gave a similar version of events to local news. They shared that a man (who they did not identify) was shot around 3 a.m. near Pico Boulevard and Hope Street. While he was transported to a nearby hospital, he was pronounced dead.

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General Hospital producers released a statement, discussing the actor’s death and how devastating it was for everyone who worked on the show.

“The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time,” the show’s executives said.

Wactor’s talent agent, David Shaul also shared his grief over the untimely and tragic loss in a statement to Variety.

“Johnny Wactor was spectacular human being. Not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him. Standing for hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude. In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be,” Shaul said.

He continued, “Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.”

Apart from appearing on over 160 episodes of General Hospital, the actor appeared in notable television projects, including ABC’s Station 19, HBO’s Westworld, Netflix’s The OA and CBS originals Criminal Minds and NCIS. His first role was on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He played the role of Airman Byers in three episodes.

Sofia Mattsson, who plays Sasha Corbin, Wactor’s on-screen wife on General Hospital shared a beautiful tribute post for her late friend. She shared photos of them in character over the years and wrote that she “is so utterly broken.”

“Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him,” she wrote in the caption.

Mattsson continued, “We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there ❤️.”

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