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General Hospital star Johnny Wactor murdered in LA, 37-year-old shot dead in attempted robbery

By Vaseline May27,2024

Hollywood actor Johnny Wactor was shot dead in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 25, according to several international reports. The actor, best known for his role on General Hospital, was reportedly killed during an attempted robbery. His mother, Scarlett, told TMZ that Johnny was attacked and killed at 3 a.m. PT on Saturday after thieves tried to steal the catalytic converter from his car. His mother claimed that the actor had not tried to fight the thieves, but that “the men shot him anyway before leaving.”

The actor was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead. At the time of reporting, no suspects have been arrested. Johnny’s agent David Shaul confirmed the news of the actor’s death. Speaking to People Magazine, David remembered Johnny as a “spectacular human being.” He said: ‘Not just a talented actor who was dedicated to his craft, but a true moral example to all who knew him. He stands for hard work, tenacity and a never-give-up attitude. Through the highs and lows of a challenging profession, he always kept his chin up and continued to strive to be the best he could be.”

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

Johnny was known for his role as Brando Corbin on General Hospital. Johnny appeared in more than 200 episodes and played the husband of drug addict Sasha Corbin in the series. His character was written off in 2022. After news of his death made headlines, his co-star Sofia Mattsson paid an emotional tribute to him. She took to Instagram, shared a few photos with him and confessed that she was heartbroken by the turn of events.

“My heart is so completely broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So authentic. So caring. Incredibly hardworking and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made everyone around him feel seen, heard and loved. I greatly admire the man he was and I am a better person for having known him.

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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,” she wrote.

In addition to General Hospital, Johnny has appeared in series such as NCIS, The OA, Westworld, The Passenger, Station 19, Barbee Rehab, Siberia, Agent to name. few. He started his acting career in 2007 with Army Wives.

The news of his sudden death has shocked fans. Many went to X and offered their condolences.

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