With great sorrow, we must announce that beloved “General Hospital” actress Sonya Eddy has passed away at the age of 55.

On Monday night, beloved soap star departed this life according to her close friend and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.

On Instagram, Spencer shared a heartfelt tribute to Eddy with a photo, expressing his sorrow in the caption: “The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of ‘General Hospital’ fans will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans.”

The cause of death remained undisclosed.

Eddy, an accredited vocational nurse who has been acting since the mid-1990s, had her first appearance on “The Drew Carey Show” in 1995.

Not long after, she became a regular on television screens, featuring in minor roles in popular shows such as “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement” and “The Middle.”

The celebrity landed minor roles in some highly-acclaimed films, including “Barbershop”, “Daddy Day Care” and “Seven Pounds.”

However, Eddy is most renowned for her portrayal of the stern nurse Epiphany Johnson in ABC’s “General Hospital” — a role she began playing back in 2006.

The actress joined the cast and made a total of 543 appearances on the show up until this year, solidifying her status as an integral part of the program.

Eddy used to be an active member of the Instagram community, consistently sharing content with her friends and stories about her professional achievements.

Nevertheless, it had been months since she last updated her page – the most recent post being an advertisement for her movie titled “Frank & Penelope”.

As soon as the world heard of her passing on Tuesday, fans rushed to the comments section beneath the post to show their support and sympathize.

“I’m so saddened to learn of your passing. I loved you on GH. You embody beauty, intelligence, talent, and so much more. Prayers to your loved ones,” one person said.

“‘I’ve been a fan since 2006,” another person wrote. “My condolences to your family.”