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The cast of the soap opera General Hospital is in mourning after the actor Johnny Wactor was murdered in Los Angeles early Saturday morning. He was 37 years-old.

General Hospital Mourns Wactor

Fox News reported that Wactor played Brando Cordin in 164 episodes on General Hospital from 2020 until 2022. After his death, the soap opera’s official social media account issued a statement about his murder.

“The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing,” the statement read.

“He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day,” the statement added. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

General Hospital Cast Members Speak Out

Individual cast members of General Hospital have also spoken out to mourn Wactor. Sofia Matson, who plays the widow of Wactor’s character on the show, said that her “heart is so utterly broken” by his murder. She went on to describe Wactor as being a “genuine” person who was “the absolute best.”

Matson went on to say that Wactor was “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 added.

Bonnie Burroughs, who portrayed Wactor’s character’s mother Gladys Corbin on General Hospital from 2019 until 2023, spoke out to mourn him as well.

“I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss,” she said. “Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Kirsten Storms And Lydia Look Speak Out

Kirsten Storms, who stars as Maxie Jones on General Hospital, admitted in a lengthy tribute that Wactor’s murder has left her in a “state of disbelief and complete sadness.” She explained that Wactor was one of those  “real individuals” that one rarely comes across in life.

“I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about,” she continued. “For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff.”

Lydia Look, who portrays Selina Wu on the soap opera, issued a statement saying, “Johnny, I’m crying and will be for a bit. I knew you were talented when you simply just took your shirt off when the rest of us were trying to outdo each other with our skits.”

“Brother, I am so grateful I got to know you,” she added. “I am going to miss you Johnny Wactor.”

Watch more tributes for General Hospital in the video below.

Wactor’s Murder

Wactor was reportedly working late with a female co-worker at a rooftop bar in Los Angeles. ABC News reported that the pair were returning to their cars together at around 3:30am when they were accosted by three masked men who were trying to break into his car.

According to Wactor’s mother Scarlett, his final act was stepping in front of his female co-worker, saving her life in the process.

“He stepped in front of the co-worker and then backed up and put his hands up or both, and the person shot him,” she said.

At the time of this writing, the suspects all remain at large.

Find out more about Wactor’s murder in the video below.

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Wactor’s History

Born in South Carolina in 1986, Wactor got his start on the TV show Army Wives. Aside from General Hospital, Wactor also had roles in shows like Animal Kingdom, Criminal Minds and Westworld. Wactor’s most recent acting credit is the horror anthology film Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.

Though he was working as a bartender at the time of his death, he was still acting. His official IMDB page states that he had three projects in the works when he was killed.

We can only hope that those behind Wactor’s murder are apprehended as soon as possible. Please join us in saying a prayer for Wactor’s family and friends during this tragic time.

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