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Sonya Eddy, a longtime ‘General Hospital’ actress, has died at the age of 55: ‘She made an indelible mark.’

Sonya Eddy, best known for her role as Epiphany Johnson on “General Hospital,” has died at the age of 55, her business partner Tyler Ford confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely death of my business partner, creative soulmate, and best friend Sonya Eddy. “She left an indelible imprint on everyone she came into contact with, both on and off the screen,” Ford said, adding that memorial contributions can be made to The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Inc.

Eddy was also remembered by fellow actress Octavia Spencer, who shared on Twitter that “my friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night” without specifying the cause of death.

“The world has lost another creative angel,” Spencer captioned an Instagram photo of Eddy on Tuesday. “Her legions of fans at @generalhospitalabc will miss her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends, and fans!”

Frank Valentini, executive producer of “General Hospital,” called the late actress “incredible.”

“I truly loved her not only as an actress, but also as a friend,” Valentini tweeted Tuesday. “The lights in the nurse’s station hub will be a little dimmer now, but her spirit and light will live on in both the show and our set.”

Eddy first appeared on the venerable ABC soap in 2006, playing a nurse and Stan Johnson’s (Kiko Ellsworth) mother for over a decade. She later joined the cast of the prime time spin-off “General Hospital: Night Shift.”

Her other acting credits, in addition to “General Hospital,” include Seora Porter in Warner Bros.’ “The Middle” and Deb in ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.” She also appeared in sitcoms such as “Married… with Children,” “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement,” “Glee,” “Mike & Molly,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Middle,” and “PEN15.”

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