‘General Hospital’ actor Johnny Wactor passes away at 37 — Grieving mom reveals tragic details

Johnny Wactor, who was most recognized for playing General Hospital’s (GH) Brando Corbin, passed away at the age of 37.

In downtown Los Angeles, Actor was shot and murdered, according to TMZ.

The late actor’s mother, Scarlett Wactor, told the news source that her son and his colleagues saw three individuals tinkering with his car. Although Wactor did not approach the men, he was shot before they left the area.

He was taken to the hospital by paramedics who arrived just after three in the morning, when they declared him dead.

Between 2020 and 2022, Wactor made appearances in the ABC daytime soap opera. His character, Brando Corbin, debuted on the show as the presumed-dead son of Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs). After being stabbed by The Hook, Brando eventually passed away and married Sasha (Sofia Mattsson).

 

A video posted on YouTube on April 30, 2022, features Johnny Wactor in the role of Brando Corbin from the medical drama “General Hospital.” Source: General Hospital Official on YouTube
Wactor’s associates and acquaintances offered their condolences.

Mattsson, who portrayed his on-screen spouse before becoming a widower, revealed that she was “completely heartbroken.”

“There was nothing like Johnny.” So sincere. Such compassion. incredibly modest and diligent. with an enormous heart that brought so much happiness and goodwill. He always ensured that anyone in his vicinity felt valued, heard, and seen. I am a better person for having knowing him, and I much admire the man he was. We experienced a great deal of amazing moments together, both on and off screen, and I will always hold them in the highest regard. Johnny, you will be sorely missed. She said on social media, “I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

On October 29, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Johnny Wactor is spotted in Old City. | Source: Getty Images

When he heard the news, co-star John Lindstrom voiced his sorrow and felt “sick to his stomach.” “Johnny was one of those exceptional young men in this industry who was kind, modest, unassuming, and always considerate of others,” he continued. A gifted young man who merely desired to spread his gift to everyone.

 

“I know it’s not possible, but I wish I had enough love to fill the void his loved ones must be feeling right now. “On this plane, Johnny will be missed,” he continued.

 

“Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another #GH Alum,” William DeVry said of his loss. This loss’s senselessness defies description. Johnny was a really kind man. Really terrible. Many love and comfort to those who loved #JohnnyWactor and RIP.

 

“Saddened and angered to hear that actor Johnny Wactor was shot and killed by suspects trying to steal his catalytic converter,” TV presenter Frank Buckley said in his eulogy. In 2021, he appeared in a staged reading of one of Elena’s screenplays. He was excellent in the part and incredibly kind. Our sympathies are extended to his family.

 

 

Producer and journalist Michael Fairman was one of those who shared their sorrow at Wactor’s untimely death. “This is really hitting me in the gut, as we all are. Right now, my thoughts are with Johnny’s brothers and mother.

 

Television programs that Wactor starred in included Army Wives (2007), Siberia (2013), Agent X (2015), Fantastic (2016), Animal Kingdom (2016), Hollywood Girl (2010), Training Day (2017), Criminal Minds (2017), Struggling Servers (2017), Age Appropriate (2017), NCIS (2019), The OA (2019), Westworld (2020), The Passenger (2020), Station 19 (2023), and Barbee Rehan (2023).

 

Johnny expressed gratitude to his supporters for their support and acknowledged their engagement in an Instagram video that has since been removed. Whether they were thrilled or horrified by the death of his character, he thanked them and called them the “greatest” people on the planet for their enthusiasm and support.

On March 16, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California, Johnny Wactor attends the Queen of the Universe International Beauty Pageant at the Saban Theatre. | Found via Getty Images

 

Actor discussed his involvement in General Hospital, saying, “We get to show up and bring these stories and these characters to life.” And it only adds to the sweetness of our work. Acting is already the coolest job in the world. I feel incredibly fortunate to witness your concern and the depth of your involvement, and I will truly miss you all.

On September 12, 2013, Johnny Wactor was present at the Peterson Automotive Museum for Get Lucky For Lupus LA. | Getty Images is the source.

His mother and his younger brothers, Lance and Grant, have outlived him.

We are deeply sorry for the loss of this amazing man. I hope he finds peace.

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